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12 tonnes of explosives seized in Pakistan

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 16:40

Peshawar: Pakistani security officials today seized 12 tonnes of explosives and arrested a terrorist from a hideout in the restive northwest, bordering Afghanistan.

During an operation in Khyber Agency, security forces seized mine bombs, rockets and jehadi books among others, Col. Naeem of Frontier Scouts said.
The seized explosives were meant to be used in terrorist attacks in Rawalpindi, Peshawar and Karachi, he added.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident in Khyber Agency, three security officials were injured when their vehicle hit a landmine.

The incident occurred in Shakus area of the Bara tehsil.
PTI

First Published: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 16:40
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