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Terror bid foiled: Three 'militants' arrested near Pak-Afghan border

Terror bid foiled: Three 'militants' arrested near Pak-Afghan border

QUETTA: Security forces foiled a major terror bid, seizing a huge cache of explosive material and weapons from the custody of suspected militants near the Pak-Afghan border on Wednesday.

Three suspected militants were arrested during the raid and 3,800 kilogrammes of explosive material, ten mortar shells and hundreds of sub-machine gun rounds were recovered, security sources told DawnNews.

Security forces also seized two vehicles in the operation conducted in the Loi Bund area of Qila Saifullah near the Pak-Afghan border.

The suspected terrorists had entered Pakistan from Afghanistan and were trying to smuggle these weapons into Quetta and other areas of the province in order to carry out terrorist attacks, security sources said.

Earlier in August, Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan chief Major General Sher Afgan had accused Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies of involvement in the prevailing unrest in the Balochistan province.

He said spy agencies of the two countries were behind subversive activities to disrupt peace in the province. "However, our forces with the support of the masses foiled the designs of the enemies."

A 500 kilometre trench has been dug along the porous Pak-Afghan border to stop the flow of weapons and narcotics into Pakistan.

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