QUETTA - Security forces claimed to have foiled a terror bid in Quetta on the eve of March 23rd by seizing a huge cache of explosive materials and arms.

According to official sources, acting upon a tip-off security forces beefed up the security at the entry point of Quetta city.

Security forces deputed at Buleli check post intercepted several vehicles.

They found 500 kilograms explosive materials, seven detonators and six landmines from one of the vehicles. ‘We had information about the smuggling of explosives materials from Afghanistan to Quetta’, an official said.

However, no arrest was made as driver and cleaner abandoned the vehicle before security personnel searched the vehicle. The terrorists intended to use these explosive materials for a subversive act during the functions being held on March 23rd in Quetta.

Meanwhile, security forces recovered weapons and hand grenades from a house in Nushki district, some 148 km away from Quetta. Sources said security force raided a house and recovered one rocket launcher, 4 rounds, 5 SMG guns, 200 rounds and 3 hand grenades. However, nobody was arrested in this connection.