Major ‘terror bid’ foiled as police seize 80 kg of explosives, arrest six | Pakistan Today

Major ‘terror bid’ foiled as police seize 80 kg of explosives, arrest six

Weapons include eight sub-machine guns (SMG), a .222 rifle, two M16s, a 7mm, three 12 bore repeaters, at least 19 30-bore pistols, three 9mms, seven 12-bore rifles, five pump-action guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition

Police on Saturday foiled a major terror bid by seizing at least 80 kilogramme (kg) of explosives, huge cache of weapons and detonators and arrested as many as six suspected terrorists in Tarnol.

Tarnol police personnel raided a house in the locality at around 8am on a tip-off from intelligence agencies. The security forces, including Rangers and Elite Force personnel, seized at least 80 kgs explosives, chemicals, six detonators, a 1,700-meter long wire, thousands of bullets and a huge cache of weapons.

As many as six militants were apprehended from the place. They were later shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

The weapons include eight sub-machine guns (SMG), a .222 rifle, two M16s, a 7mm, three 12 bore repeaters, at least 19 30-bore pistols, three 9mms, seven 12-bore rifles, five pump-action guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition.

A stolen car and two motorcycles were also recovered in the raid. Following the raid, a search operation was conducted in Tarnol in which at least 59 suspected criminals were arrested. A huge amount of narcotics has also been seized in the operation. Following the recovery of weapons and explosives, police and Rangers carried out a joint search operation in the adjourning area of Tarnool and detained 60 suspects.



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