Pakistan arrests 11 militants in three operations

Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) Police and paramilitary troops Frontier Corps (FC) have arrested 11 militants in three operations in Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan and south Sindh provinces on Wednesday, officials said.

Wasey Khan, spokesperson of the Frontier Corps said the troopers conducted two search operations in Zhob and Kalat districts of Balochistan and arrested seven militants.

The arrested militants were associated with outlawed outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and the troops have also recovered weapons from their possession, Xinhua news agency quoted Khan as saying.

The militants smuggled the weapons into the country for using them in terrorist activities in Balochistan, he added.

The arrested insurgents were shifted to some unknown places for investigations.

In a separate operation in the capital city Karachi of Sindh province, four militants were arrested.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Jamil Ahmed said police acted on a tip-off from intelligence agencies and arrested the militants who were planning to carryout suicide attacks in the city.

He said police also recovered a bag containing ball bearings, suicide jackets and four kilograms of explosive materials from the custody of militants.

Police also recovered bomb-making materials and four pistols from the arrested militants, the DIG said.

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