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Combing operation: Eight terrorists arrested near Pak-Afghan border

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PESHAWAR: Security forces apprehended eight suspected terrorists near Pak-Afghan border in a Chaman raid in wee hours of Thursday, ARY News reported.

The raid was a part of a combing operation continuing across the country to hunt down terrorists and disintegrate their network.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations, eight ‘terrorists’ were arrested in the operation, besides heavy cache of weapons, explosives, rocket launchers, detonators recovered.

Forces also found landmines that terrorists had formed for foul plays.


Read: What are combing operations?


On August 8, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had ordered intelligence agencies to carry out combing operations across the country in a bid to enhance offensive against terrorists.

His orders came in a meeting, attended by commander southern command and others, following the deadly Quetta blast that  killed over 70 people.

“The terror strike in Quetta was an attempt by anti-state forces to sabotage China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)”, he said.

The army chief had said intelligence agencies could go anywhere in the country to catch suspects linked with the terror attacks.

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