Quetta (Staff Report): Police, Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence officials are conducting a ‘sanitisation’ operation to ensure no terrorist presence in the city.
The operation has been launched days after bullet-riddled bodies were found in Balochistan's Turbat and Kech areas. At least five more bullet-riddled bodies were found near Turbat on Saturday.
All the victims are believed to have belonged to Punjab and were illegally trying to enter Iran for their onward journey to Europe.
Frontier Corps Sector Commander Tasawar Sattar on Sunday told the media that that personnel from various agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau and FC, were participating in the operation.
Deputy Inspector General Police Abdul Razzaq Cheema said the basic purpose of the operation is to 'sanitise' the area. At least 500 houses in the area are being searched, he said.
As soon as the operation is complete, another briefing will be given, Cheema said. Two operations have already been conducted this past week, he added.