Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan

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Pakistani security forces foil major terror bid in Balochistan
Pakistan's Army Chief General Raheel Sharif addresses at a seminar on 'Prospects of Peace And Prosperity In Balochistan' in Gwadar, a remote town about 700 kilometers (435 miles) west of Karachi. Pakistan, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Pakistan Army Chief said China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a deep manifestation of the time-tested relations between China and Pakistan. But there are foreign forces who, realizing the potential of CPEC and wanting an influential role in the region, are working to destabilize Pakistan and the project. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Islamabad: Pakistani security forces foiled a major terrorist bid in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during an operation, officials said on Tuesday.

According to paramilitary Frontier Corps Balochistan spokesperson, the forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) in Kohlu, a district in Balochistan province. During the operation, huge amount of explosive material, mortar bombs, rocket-propelled grenade and bullets were recovered from hideouts of terrorists, said the official.

The operation was part of the ongoing operation “Radd-ul-Fassad” in Balochistan province, a military offensive against the “latent threat of terrorism” across the country, which was launched in February 2017.

Earlier on September 11, a major terrorist bid was averted in the province after FC personnel conducted an IBO and recovered 21 improvised explosive devices, which were to be used to target Muharram processions, the statement from the army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said.