Quetta [Pakistan], Jan 13 (ANI): At least 16 suspects, including eight Afghan refugees, were arrested during large-scale raids in different parts of Pakistan.
"Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs (improvised explosive devices), rockets and explosives have been recovered," the ISPR added.
Around seven people, including five Balochistan Constabulary personnel, were killed after a bomber struck a security forces truck in Quetta.
The attack took place in the city's busy intersection of GPO Chowk, located in a high-security zone, not far from the provincial assembly. The suicide attack was later claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
The Pakistan Army launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a military offensive against the 'latent threat of terrorism', in February last year. (ANI)