RAWALPINDI: Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies conducted a joint targeted operation in Killi Shah Karaiz near Loralai, Balochistan, against banned outfits and recovered 23 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), ARY News reported on Thursday.
The operation carried out on Wednesday against Wahab Zakhbail-led network of Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Jamaat Ul Ahraar (JuA) was a part of ongoing countrywide ‘Operation Radd-Ul-Fasaad’. An Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said 23 IEDs were recovered during the operation.
“Reportedly, the IEDs were transported to the area by TTP elements to target Law Enforcement Agencies vehicles and Loralai University buses carrying students. Timely action of LEAs averted a major terrorist incident,” said the statement.
Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad’ (رَدُّالفَسَاد) was launched across the country, on Wednesday, aimed at indiscriminately eliminating residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made thus far and further ensuring security of the borders.