Agencies thwart TTP attempts to set up bases in Balochistan

Authorities revealed that among those captured include notorious, most wanted commander of TTP Khawarij’s Shura

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Security personnel tavelling in a military vehicle. — ISPR/File

After expressing the commitment to wipe out terrorism from every part of the state, law enforcement agencies conducted an intelligence-based operation (IBO) Thursday foiling the bids of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to set up offices in Balochistan, the Counterterrorism Department (CTD) said.

During the successful operation, the intelligence agencies also detained several dangerous terrorists, including those involving high-value and most wanted targets, the CTD officials stated. 

Authorities revealed that among those captured include the notorious and most wanted commander of the TTP Khawarij’s Shura.

According to the preliminary investigation by the agencies, the arrested terrorists have been involved in several activities against Pakistan, alongside having linkages with domestic and international terrorists.

The CTD expected that crucial information would be obtained about the secret activities of such networks within the country, as law enforcers continue to investigate the arrested people.

The successive operation shows the resolve of Pakistani law enforcement agencies to detain high-value targets and foil their ill attempts against the state.

The operation also highlights the professional capabilities and skills of the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan and their commitment to peace. 

The country has been seeing a surge in terrorist attacks, resulting in the deaths of several civilians and law enforcement officials. The security forces have been actively operating against such actors in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and areas most affected by such militant activities.

In March, such a bid was foiled when some terrorists tried to attack and enter the Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) complex in the port city.

A group of at least eight gunmen stormed the GPA complex but the security forces acted swiftly and foiled the attempt, killing all the militants, who belonged to the outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Geo News reported citing sources in March.