QUETTA: As part of an ongoing crackdown against militants from banned organisations in Balochistan, police and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATC) personnel have arrested 260 suspects from different parts of Quetta.
Police sources told media that raids were conducted in Sariab Road, Brewery Road, Satellite Town and other parts of Quetta in the early hours of Saturday.
Police also recovered arms and ammunition from the possession of the suspects who have been shifted to different police stations for interrogation.
“Most of the suspects are Afghan nationals,” police stated.
Meanwhile, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) staged a protest demonstration outside Sariab Police Station against late night raids in the area.
BNP-M accused the police and ATF of violating the sanctity of veil while conducting raids at the houses of what they claimed were innocent people.
“We will continue our protest till the release of innocent Baloch,” Agha Khalid Shah, a BNP-M worker told media.
Security forces in Balochistan have intensified their operations in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Peshawar.
Scores of suspected militants have been rounded up during a series of raids in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.