Quetta- Frontier Corps (FC) today foiled two major terror bids planned for March 23 in different parts of Baluchistan, by arresting three culprits and recovering huge cache of arms and ammunition.

Talking to media persons, Baluchistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that FC conducted an operation in New Kahan, Hazar Ganji and Killa Abdullah and recovered forty-eight 120mm mortar shells, nine 82mm mortar grenades and 3 kilograms of explosive material, whereas huge cache of weapons and explosives were recovered from the secret spaces of the car in Killa Abdullah. It included two SMGs, 9 magazines with 340 rounds, 7 rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) with rounds and 42 sniper rounds. Three suspects were also arrested.

Provincial Home Minister said that the terrorists associated with outlawed organization, had planned a major terror attack in Quetta and adjoining areas on March 23.

Director General (DG) FC Brigadier Tahir Mehmood said that terrorists, after operation Zarb-e-Azb, were setting foot in various areas of Baluchistan and FC, were carrying out operation against them. He appealed the people to assist the security forces in identifying such terrorist.

In reply to a question, DG FC said no military operation is being under taken in any part of the province. He said the law enforcement agencies launch operation against miscreants, whenever there are attacks on national assets and on security forces.