Large cache of weapons seized from North Waziristan: ISPR

Large cache of weapons seized from North Waziristan: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Security forces seized a large cache of weapons during an intelligence-based operation from the villages of Sar Kunr and Manzr Khel of Datta Khel district, North Waziristan Agency on Friday, an Inter Services Press Relations (ISPR) press release said.

The recovered arms and ammunition include 12.7mm guns, heavy machine guns, sub-machine guns and their respective ammunition boxes.

The seized weapons also included a missile launcher, pistols, “large number” of RPG ammunition of various calibres, Dragunov rifles, 107mm rockets, SBRL, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along with their detonators.

The Pakistan Army had launched Operation Raddul Fasaad earlier this year following a spate of terror attacks in the country, which claimed more than a hundred lives and left hundreds of others injured.

The operation seeks to eliminate the “residual/latent threat of terrorism”, consolidating the gains made in other military operations, and further ensuring the security of Pakistan’s borders.

Hundreds of suspected terrorists have reportedly either been killed or arrested in raids carried out by security personnel since the start of the operation.

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