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FC Balochistan Arrest 8 Terrorists, Recovered Weapons

Quetta (January 18, 2018): FC Balochistan conducted IBOs in Gulistan, Pishin, Kanack, Dera Bugti, Uch, Sambaza Dera Murad Jamali and Sibbi.

Eight terrorists including an illegal Afghan National apprehended. Weapons and ammunition including IEDs , Rockets, fuses, grenades, mortars and explosives recovered.Earlier, unidentified armed men attacked on Thursday a polio vaccination team in Shalkot area of the city today, while two Balochistan police personnel were also martyred and one injured, when they were shot by Unknown attackers on Thursday morning.

According to the details, two lady health workers were killed as a result of the firing of unidentified armed man.

A polio immunisation drive was under way in Balochistan this week, where in more than 2.4 million children were to be administered the polio vaccine.

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Earlier two Balochistan police personnel martyred and one injured, when they were shot by Unknown attackers on Thursday morning.

SSP Operations informed that the officials, part of the Rapid Response Force, were deployed at a flyover on Quetta’s Double Road for security duty.

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While they were changing their uniforms, the attackers, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on them, injuring all three, and ran away.

The injured were taken to Civil Hospital where two officials couldn’t survive due to the serious nature of injuries, while one is still under treatment.

Following the incident, security forces reached the crime scene and sealed it to collect evidence.

Anti-polio workers are often targetted in Pakistan, which remains one of the handful of countries where the crippling disease is still endemic.

In December last year, a polio case was reported in the Gulistan area of Killa Abdullah district of Balochistan after a 16-month-old child was diagnosed with the virus.

The total polio cases reported in the country last year was eight of which three were from Balochistan.

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