Over 100 tonnes of explosives seized in Balochistan

Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan's security forces claimed to have foiled a major terror bid Tuesday night by seizing over 100 tonnes of explosives from Quetta city in Balochistan province.

The explosive material was seized during a raid at a warehouse in the city's New Addah area. "Forces recovered 104,480 kg of explosive materials from the godown," reported Dawn, citing Colonel Maqbool, Commandant Frontier Corps.

At least 10 suspected militants were also detained during the operation that lasted for more than an hour, he added.

The explosive material includes potassium chloride, aluminum chloride, improvised explosive devices, detonators, circuit wires and other arms and ammunition.