March 15, 2018

Pakistan’s FC personnel arrest 8 Afghan nationals in Balochistan

By Khaama Press - Sat Jan 13 2018, 3:24 pm

The Frontier Corps personnel of the Pakistani military have arrested at least eight Afghan nationals during an operation in Balochistan province.

According to the Pakistani military, the Afghan nationals were among at least sixteen suspects held during the intelligence-based operations.

The Inter Services Public Relations, media wing of the Pakistani military, said the Afghan nationals were held for illegal stay and several weapons and ammunition were also recovered during the same operations.

“FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Sambaza, Sibbi, Hazar Ganji areas. 16  suspects arrested including 8 illegal Afghan refugees. Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs, rockets, explosive recovered,” a statement by ISPR said.

The Pakistani officials are saying that counter-terrorism operations are underway in Balochistan and other parts of the tribal regions of the country to suppress the militant groups.

This comes as a suicide attack rocked Quetta city, the provincial capital of Balochistan, last week that left at least eight dead and several others wounded.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had reportedly claimed responsibility behind the attack.

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