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FC arrests 'militants', seize weaponry in Balochistan

FC arrests 'militants', seize weaponry in Balochistan

QUETTA: Frontier Corps personnel on Monday arrested two suspected militants and recovered a huge cache of arms during two separate raids in Kech district of Balochistan.

FC spokesman Khan Wasay told DawnNews that the paramilitary force recovered at least four rockets, 19 hand grenades, an improvised explosive device (IED) and a number of other weapons from a house in Mand Tehsil of district Kech.

In a separate raid, FC men also arrested two suspected militants from the area possessing anti-state literature and books containing hate material.

"The suspects were detained and are being interrogated by security officials," said the FC spokesman.




In a separate raid, Levies personnel recovered two bodies from Dasht tehsil of Mastung district. Levies sources told DawnNews that both victims had received bullet injuries.

The bodies were shifted to Mastung hospital for identification.

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Balochistan is in the throes of the fifth and longest running insurgency since 1947. Triggered in 2005 by the rape of a lady doctor allegedly by an army officer in Sui, it was exacerbated by the death of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in an Army operation in August 2006.

Security forces have intensified their actions in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan after the announcement of the National Action Plan to combat terrorism in the country.

Back in September, Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani stated that provincial law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 8,000 suspected militants and killed at least 204 after the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP).

Durrani had told media that that out of the 204 terrorists killed, around 100 were high-profile terrorists.

Also Read: FC chief says Indian, Afghan agencies behind Balochistan unrest

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