Pakistan Army unearths bomb factory in tribal belt

The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said it has unearthed a bomb factory and seized a huge cache of explosives during their ground operation against the Taliban militants in the restive North Waziristan tribal region.

PTI| Updated: Jul 01, 2014, 18:27 PM IST

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army on Tuesday said it has unearthed a bomb factory and seized a huge cache of explosives during their ground operation against the Taliban militants in the restive North Waziristan tribal region.

The factory housed in a secret location in Miranshah was found during a house-to-house search by infantry and commandos.
Huge quantity of material used for making bombs and suicide vehicles were found in the complex, the military said in a statement.

The material recovered includes 10 anti-tank mines, 225 explosive filled cylinders, 150 empty cylinders, 400 prepared pellets filled with nuts and bolts, 700 prepared pipes filled with explosives, training manual and equipments used for making bombs.
The complex also had a physical training facility, where attackers were trained for planting devices and carrying out assaults.

The latest discovery shows that the region was a hub of militants who used the factory for launching attacks in the country.

Pakistan launched a massive operation on June 15 to clear the tribal belt of foreign fighters and Taliban militants. So far more than 370 militants have been killed.