ISLAMABAD, Pakistani security forces Friday thwarted a major terrorist bid in southwestern Balochistan Province and apprehended six terrorists during multiple operations, the military said.
An army statement said that paramilitary frontier corps carried out intelligence-based operations in different parts of Karbala and Pishin areas of the province.
At least 500 kg of explosive materials have been recovered from the possession of the arrested, a statement from the army's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said.
The paramilitary frontier corps also recovered arms and ammunition from the possession of the suspects, including explosive jackets, sub-machine guns and improvised explosive devices. Mines and tools of communication were also seized during the operation.
The operations were 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.
Source: Nam News Network