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16 suspects arrested in Balochistan raids

ANI  |  Quetta [Pakistan] 

At least 16 suspects, including eight refugees, were arrested during large-scale raids in different parts of

The Express reported that the (FC) arrested the suspects, days after a suicide bomber killed seven people near the provincial assembly in Quetta.

"FC conducted intelligence-based operations in Sambaza, Sibbi, areas," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

"Weapons and ammunition including grenades, IEDs (improvised explosive devices), rockets and explosives have been recovered," the ISPR added.

Around seven people, including five Constabulary personnel, were killed after a bomber struck a security forces truck in Quetta.

The attack took place in the city's busy intersection of GPO Chowk, located in a high-security zone, not far from the provincial assembly. The suicide attack was later claimed by the Tehreek-e-(TTP).

The Army launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, a military offensive against the 'latent threat of terrorism', in February last year.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 10:14 IST