Pak Army claims foiling major terror bid in Balochistan

| Updated: Feb 24, 2017 00:42 IST

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Feb. 23 (ANI): The Pakistani Army claimed on Thursday that it has averted a major terrorist incident which could have targeted university students in Balochistan. Military's media wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that under the Radd-ul-Fassad operation the joint forces recovered 23 improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Loralai, Balochistan that were reportedly transported for targeting Loralai University buses carrying students " As part of ongoing countrywide Op Radd-ul-Fassad, FC and int agencies conducted a joint targeted op in Killi Shah Karaiz near Loralai. Balochistan on 22 Feb 17 against TTP/JuA network led by Wahab Zakhbail. 23 x IEDs were recovered during the op. Reportedly, the IEDs were transported to the area by TTP elms to target LEA vehs and Loralai University buses carrying students. Timely action of LEAs averted a maj terrorist incident," said the ISPR in a statement. The Pakistan Army announced the launch of a nationwide anti-terrorist operation on Wednesday, days after a series of bloody terrorist assaults killed dozens of people across the country. According to ISPR Director General Asif Ghafoor, the operation aims at indiscriminately eliminating residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made thus far and further ensuring security of the borders. (ANI)
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