Bid to blow FC HQ in Quetta foiled, 2 suspects nabbed
QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan and police have foiled an attempt to blow key government buildings, including FC headquarters, in Quetta nabbing two suspects and recovering huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession in two separate actions. DIG FC Sector Commander Brigadier Abdul Rashid disclosed this in a briefing to mediamen at FC’s headquarters here on Tuesday. DIG Investigation Police Hamid Shakil was also present on the occasion.
He said an FC patrolling party intercepted a suspicious Alto car near Imdad Chowk on Zarghoon Road Quetta on night between Monday and Tuesday.
DIG FC said that after a thorough search of the car 20 Kg explosive material, two remote–controlled bombs and homemade material were recovered from the car. The Frontier Corps personnel arrested the man identified as Danish a resident of Mand district of Kech, he added.
He said the police and FC interrogated accused Danish who pointed to a place in Mill area of Sariab Road. FC personnel and police carried out a joint raid and succeeded in arresting another suspect identified as Ghulam Yasin alias Khalid Bugti a resident of Lehri Colony Burma Hotel Quetta. “Ghulam Yasin informed the FC and police about the weapons and explosive materials,” he added.
He said law enforcement agencies recovered 2,500 Kg explosive material, one 10 kg homemade bomb, two RPG, 7 rockets, 5 handgrenades, time device and transmitter. “With 2,500 Kg explosive material 250 homemade bombs can be made,” he added.
The DIG FC said that Danish had shifted to the Quetta from Mand area some five months before and Ghulam Yasin had moved to the provincial metropolis from Dera Bugti some years before. “They confessed to their involvement in attacks against the government organisations” he claimed, adding that they were directed by the Baloch Republican Army’s (BRA) Commander Murad to carry out subversion in Quetta. He said Murad’s real name was Hameedullah, who was residing in Isplinji and working for Brahamdagh Bugti. He said the terrorist revealed that they were awarded Rs one million in Allmo Chowk blast and were promised that in future they would get Rs 1.5 million after any successful blast.
He said the explosive materials were being used in subversive acts in Quetta and the government officials and organisations were the main target.
“Accused admitted that they had killed three barbers, exploded railway tracks and were involved in subversive acts in Kech, Mand and Turbat,” he added.