Eight suspects of Jiwani airport attack arrested from Gawadar


QUETTA: Security forces on Tuesday claimed to have arrested eight ‘militants’ allegedly involved in the recent attack on Jiwani airport.


The miscreants, who were arrested from Gawadar district, are also suspected of involvement in target killings and other subversive activities in the area, said Frontier Corps Spokesman Khan Wasey.

The suspects belong to a banned militant organisation operating in the area, he added.

The arrests were made during a joint operation conducted by intelligence personnel and the Frontier Corps. The arrested suspects were shifted to undisclosed locations for further interrogation.

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At least two engineers were killed as a result of the militant attack on Jiwani aiport, near the Pak-Iran coastal border in Balochistan’s Gwadar district on August 30.

Militants had opened fire at the airport, killing electronics superintendent Khalilullah. They also kidnapped, and later killed, electronics engineer Mehmudullah Niazi.

Police had earlier said at least six miscreants riding motorcycles were involved in the attack.