The Frontier Corps (FC) apprehended on Thursday five suspects and recovered explosives and arms during raids in different areas of Balochistan.
“FC conducted intelligence-based operations in Dera Bugti, Uch and Chaman on terrorist hideouts,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.
“Five suspects [were] apprehended,” the statement added. “Explosives and ammunition including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mines, detonators, grenades and communication equipment were recovered during [the] operation.”
Senior police official, three family members martyred in Quetta terrorist attack
The development came amid a sudden surge in terror attacks in the restive province.
On Wednesday, bullet-riddled bodies of 15 men belonging to Punjab were found in Buleda, Kech near Pakistan-Iran border of Gurok. Banned organisation Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) claimed responsibility for the killings.
Hours later, terrorists opened fire on a senior police officer and three members of his family in an ambush in Quetta, killing them on the spot.