243 suspected militants arrested in Quetta search operation
QUETTA: Security forces late on Friday night claimed to have arrested 243 suspected militants in Quetta’s Mahmoodabad area during the on-going search operation against terrorists.
Security sources further claimed to have been successful in seizing a large cache of weapons from the suspects, including 9mm pistols, a shot gun, revolver, one 12 bore pistol and 22 bore pistol as well as a 3 nod 3 pistol.
Earlier on June 9, paramilitary troops arrested three militants, with bounty on their heads, involved in Khalid Airbase attack, during an operation in Balochistan’s capital city.
“Police carried out a search operation in the Eastern Bypass area of Quetta and detained three terrorists belonging to a proscribed outfit who were also accused in a number of targeted killings,” Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti told reporters in a news conference at the CCPO office Quetta.
A large cache of arms and ammunitions was seized from their possession, he added.
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