RAWALPINDI: Frontier Constabulary along with other intelligence agencies arrested five suspects and recovered heavy amounts of explosives in operations conducted in different areas of Balochistan on Friday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
The forces took into custody three suspected Afghan nationals from Saryab area in the outskirts of Quetta during the operation, the ISPR statement said.
The agencies also recovered 136kg of explosives, 10680 detonating cords and 3256 detonators from Muslim Bagh area. Two other suspects were also arrested from the area.
The arrested suspects are undergoing interrogation, ISPR added.
Earlier today, ISPR released a statement informing that forces killed “several” terrorists in operation in Rajgal valley of Khyber Agency late Thursday night. The operation was carried out after troops received tip-off relating to presence of leader of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam, Mangal Bagh, in the area.
Early Friday morning, two officials of the Frontier Constabulary were martyred in an attempted terrorist attack on an FC checkpost in Khyber Agency. Six terrorists were killed in retaliatory fire by FC soldiers, ISPR informed.
Another terrorist attack was also foiled at an FC training centre in Charsadda earlier today. One FC soldier embraced martyrdom while another soldier was injured when suicide bombers stormed an FC training centre located in Shabqadar in Charsadda tehsil. FC soldiers, in retaliatory fire, killed two suicide bombers, foiling their suicide bombing bid.