QUETTA - Security forces on Friday foiled a major terrorism bid in Zhob district of Balochistan. Security forces recovered a sizeable amount of arms and ammunition, according to Frontier Corps (FC) official. “Security forces conducted a raid in Murgha Kibzai area of Zhob district,” said Khan Wasey, a FC spokesperson.

The FC spokesperson added that no arrests were made as the terrorists were not present at the location when the raid was conducted.

“Weapons recovered during the raid include three RPG launchers, 22 RPG rockets, 23 mortar shells and other weapons and explosives,” stated the FC official. The bomb disposal squad was also called in to disarm and defuse the rockets and explosives.

A search operation was also launched in the area to apprehend the culprits. Murgha Kibzai is considered to be a sentive area of Balochistan as it lies close to the Pak-Afghan border.

Security forces have intensified their actions in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan after the announcement of the National Action Plan to combat terrorism in the country.

Two bullet riddled bodies recovered in Turbat

Bullet riddled bodies of two abducted persons were recovered here on Friday. Levies sources said that locals spotted presence of two dead bodies in Paidag locality of district Turbat after which security personnel reached the scene, took the bodies into possession and shifted them to hospital.

The deceased were later identified as Faisal and Dada Bux and they were kidnapped by unknown miscreants a couple of days earlier. The bodies were handed over to heirs after postmortem and the police after registering a case against unknown kidnappers/murderers have started the investigation.