QUETTA: Eight suspects belonging to a proscribed organisation were caught on Sunday from Balochistan’s Kohlu district, according to Inter-Services Public Relations statement.
The Army’s media wing said that the Frontier Corps conducted a search operation in the district’s Surian Kor area, under the ongoing military Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.
According to the ISPR, three SMGs, five rifles, 18 magazines, and thousands of rounds were recovered from the suspects’ possession.
The ISPR added that the arrested suspects were involved in planting an improvised explosive device on a railway track in Machh area.
Balochistan – Pakistan’s largest province in terms of land area – has been plagued by an insurgency and sectarian killings for several years now. However, security forces have conducted effective operations across the province cracking down on militants.
This has led to a considerable drop in militancy in the province but scattered attacks are still reported at times.
Security forces have also intensified intelligence-based and combing operations in the province in an effort to establish peace in the province.