Arms, ammunition seized from Afghan nationals in Pakistan's Balochistan

ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2017 10:15 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], October 16 (ANI): The Frontier Corps Balochistan has seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from few Afghan nationals under the operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

The Frontier Corps Balochistan rounded up 14 illegal Afghan nationals in intelligence-based operations (IBOs) in different parts of the province and seized a large number of rockets, machine guns, rifles and pistols and other ammunition, the Express Tribune reported.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, the FC Balochistan raided terrorist hideouts in Pirkoh, Dera Bugti, Surki, and Murgha Faqir Zai in Qila Saif Ullah.

ISPR Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor had said that the security situation in Pakistan has changed.

"The situation in Pakistan has changed as post Zarb-e-Azb, Radd-ul-Fasaad is also going on so we don't have any terrorist-organised sanctuaries anymore," he said.

Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is a operation conducted by the Pakistani military in support of local law enforcement agencies to de-weaponise and eliminate the hidden terrorist sleeper cells across the country.

The operation is aimed at eliminating the threat of terrorism, and consolidating the gains of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which was launched in 2014 as a joint military offensive. (ANI)