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COAS in Balochistan to review security situation

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1650844/1-fc-balochistan-recovers-weapons-ibo-dera-bugti/

By News Desk

Published: March 4, 2018

An FC convoy in an undated picture. PHOTO: APP/FILE


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Balochistan on Sunday for a two-day visit, a Inter-Services Public Relations statement said.

The army chief is scheduled to visit Gwadar and Turbat to review security situation and the progress of Khushal Balochistan programme. During his stay, Gen Bajwa will also hold meetings with local elders.

Earlier in the day, the Frontier Corps Balochistan recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in Dera Bugti.

According to a ISPR press release, FC personnel conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) on suspected terrorist hideouts in Dera Bugti district.

The security official recovered RPG rockets, landmines, detonators and other explosives during the search, carried out as part of Pakistan military’s Radd-ul-Fasaad operation.

FC conducts operation in Balochistan

Weapons recovered by FC. PHOTO: ISPR

 

Weapons recovered by FC. PHOTO: ISPR

On Friday, FC averted a major terrorist activity in Balochistan by conducting IBO on suspected terrorist hideouts in Karbala and Pishin. Six suspected terrorists were apprehended and a huge cache of arms and ammunition including 500kgs of explosives, suicide jackets, prepared Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), submachine guns, mines, and various communication equipment were recovered.

Last week, four  FC troops were martyred and seven others were seriously injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest at a check post in the outskirts of Balochistan’s provincial capital.

According to official sources, the incident took place in the mountainous area of Nosahar, some 30 km to the west of Quetta, where the FC has established multiple check posts to keep an eye on the movement of extremist elements

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