Security forces foil terror bid in Zhob
Security forces claimed to have foiled a major bid of terrorism as they seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Balochistan's Zhob district on Friday.
Frontier Corps personnel, accompanied by intelligence officials, conducted a joint search operation and apprehended two militants from Gwal Ismail Zai area of Zhob district. A security official requesting anonymity told Dawn.com that security forces also recovered five suicide jackets, 14 rocket launchers, 50 kg explosives and other weapons from the possession of the arrested militants.
"The militants were trying to smuggle the weapons in a bid to carry out terror attacks in Quetta to sabotage independence day celebrations," he said. Both the militants belonged to a banned militant outfit and were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation, the official concluded.