Quetta: FC seizes huge cache of arms and ammunition
QUETTA: Frontier Corps Balochistan has arrested three suspects and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in New Kahan, a periphery of the provincial capital and Dalbandin, on Wednesday.
According to FC sources, the FC personnel carried out a search operation in the precincts of the provincial capital New Kahan, a Marri settlement mainly, and in Dalbandin recovering arms and ammunition in large amounts, which included Kalashnikovs, landmines and other weapons.
The arrested persons were taken to an undisclosed location and an investigation is underway.
On the other hand, the provincial Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti has rejected the notion of operation in any part of Balochistan, saying that targeted operations are conducted following information provided by the intelligence agencies and added that the database of Afghan refugees around Samungli Air Base is also being compiled as Balochistan faces a huge threat of law and order from Afghan refugees.
He said this during a media briefing following the seizure of the weapons and arrest of three persons by FC.When asked about the Totak mass grave issue, he said that the Balochistan government had provided all required information to the head of tribunal; however he himself had not read the report yet.
He said that the targeted operations were conducted in New Kahan, adjacent to Hazarganji area of the provincial capital and in the Faisal Colony of Dalbandin and recovered 11 SMGs, 43 magzines, 250 rounders, 14 Kalashnikovs, three MP5s with loaded magazines, three pistols with 17 magazines and 55 rounders, 12 shot-guns, three 9MM pistols with one magazine, 445 rounders, five 32 bore pistols with magazines, 50 LMGs with China rounders, 130 snipers, 1 mountable telescope, one Thuraya digital set and other weapons.
Sarfraz Bugti said that the arms and ammunitions were aimed for Independence Day celebrations but the FC and other security agencies foiled the bid through effective operation.