QUETTA: Security forces on Sunday foiled a major terror bid in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti district, defusing an improvised explosive device (IED) weighing around 17 kilogram, officials said.
“Militants had planted the IED on a roadside in Sui tehsil of Dera Bugti. Security forces acted timely to defuse the device and avert any damage,” Khan Wasey, spokesman for the Frontier Corps, said.
“Miscreants wanted to target security forces through the IED,” Wasey added.
Armed men in the area have been targeting security forces and vital national installations for more than a decade.