QUETTA - At least four rebel commanders alongside their accomplices laid down arms in the presence of Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti in Quetta.

According to details, the rebel commanders also included two commanders of the banned militant outfits i.e., Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) and Baloch Republican Army (BRA) who laid down arms along with their 27 accomplices.

Addressing on the occasion, the Mir Sarfaraz Bugti said that there is no such thing as freedom fighting in Balochistan. He professed that those who are talking of freedom are actually fighting for their daily bread.

The provincial minister also said that India is using Balochistan issue to divert the world’s attention from Kashmir.

Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch was also present on the occasion while FC Commandant Panjgur Numan Siddiqui distributed rewards among the former Ferrari commanders.

Meanwhile, security agencies and FC personnel conducted an operation in Brewery area of Quetta on Tuesday and arrested three suspected terrorists.

According to FC spokesman, the operation was launched on an intelligence report that some suspects were hiding in the area. He said arms were also recovered from the suspects.

Although the spokesman did not give further details, but security is at its highest alert in Quetta which in the past had seen sectarian killings. The security is exceptionally high in the city to ensure smooth passage of Ashura processions.

TERRORIST GUNNED DOWN IN LAHTI

An alleged terrorist has been gunned down in crossfire during an operation by FC and intelligence agencies at Lahti area in Balochistan.

On a tip-off, the Frontier Corps and intelligence agencies on Tuesday conducted an operation in Lahti area during which a terrorist was killed in crossfire.

Explosives and SMGs were also recovered during the operation.