QUETTA (Agencies): Frontier Corps claimed to have foiled a major bid of terrorism by seizing 4000 kilogrammes of explosives, suicide jackets, rockets and other weapons from different parts of Balochistan.
Brigadier Tahir Mehmood, the Deputy Inspector General FC, while addressing a press conference on Thursday said that raids were conducted in the Gulistan area of district Qilla Abdullah, which borders with neighbouring Afghanistan and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition. Home Minister Balochistan Sarafaraz Bugti was also present during the press conference.
Mehmood stated that one accused, identified as an Afghan national was also arrested during the operation. He also said that 31 sub machine guns, 101 missiles and other weapons were also recovered from Gulistan.
Mehmood further added that explosives and weapons were being brought to Quetta and other parts of Balochistan to carry out subversive activities on the eve of Muharram.
Balochistan’s Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti during the press conference accused Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security (NDS) for creating unrest in the province, which has been plagued by terrorism for over a decade.
“They are creating unrest in Balochistan to achieve their nefarious designs,” Bugti said. To another question, the Home Minister said government, law enforcement agencies along with people of Balochistan were determined to fight back the elements creating law and order problem here.
When asked about ISIS wall-chalking, Bugti said it was being interrogated by the government and that at this point of time he was not in a position to comment on this.
Bugti further added that anti State elements were bent upon destroying the peace of Balochistan. “We will not bow down before terrorists”, Bugti said.