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    FC foils ‘major terror bid’ in Balochistan

    Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan foiled on Wednesday a “major terrorist activity” planned for Turbat area of the province.

    “A huge cache of arms, explosives and ammunition, including rockets, IEDs, different types of weapons and communication equipment being dumped in Goubard, 8kms north east of Mand, for terrorist activities in Turbat recovered,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

    Nationwide raids are being conducted across the country as part of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, the new military offensive against terrorists. It was launched following a string of attacks rocked the country, killing over 100 people in February.

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    Separately, Pakistan Rangers Punjab and police conducted joint search operations in Hafizabad, arresting at least 12 suspects.

    “Operation conducted in villages Par Masoo, Par Bondi and Par Lakhan. Huge Cache of arms and ammunition recovered,” the military’s media wing added.
     
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    Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Rangers, police nab 12 suspects in Hafizabad
    HAFIZABAD: As part of ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Punjab Rangers and police arrested twelve suspects during the joint cordon and search operations in various areas of Hafizabad on Wednesday, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

    The operations were conducted in different villages including Par Masoo, Par Bondi and Par Lakhan. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the suspects’ possession.

    Moreover, Frontier Corps Balochistan successfully foiled a major terrorist activity in Turbat. A huge cache of explosive, arms and ammunition including rockets, IEDs, explosives different types of weapons and communication equipment were recovered.

    The weapons and explosions were dumped in Goubard, which lies eight kilometre North East of Mand, to carry out terrorist activities in Turbat, according to the ISPR.

    Earlier in the day, Rangers apprehended five hardcore terrorists from outskirts of Karachi and recovered a large number of weapons and arms including 8kg explosives, one suicide vest, four ball bearing bombs and four SMGs. Two Rangers personnel were also martyred during the targeted raid.

    Moreover, in another operation security forces seized another cache of arms, ammunition and mines including hand grenades, cell phones, IEDs along with explosive and Indian made plastic drums.

    The cordon and search operations were held in various areas of South Waziristan and Upper Dir.

    Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was launched in February for the elimination of terrorism across the country.

    The Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Civil Armed Forces as well as other security and law enforcement agencies continue to actively participate and support the efforts of the Pakistan Army to eliminate terrorist elements from the country
    https://www.geo.tv/latest/137823-Op...d-Rangers-police-nab-12-suspects-in-Hafizabad

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    RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – A huge cache of weapons was recovered from Upper Dir area of South Waziristan during Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad. ISPR stated that the raid was conducted upon secret information.

    According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), successive raids were conducted in South Waziristan as a part of the fight against terrorism. Tunnels with explosives, hand grenades, mobile phones and Indian-manufactured plastic containers were recovered.



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    The huge cache of weapons was hidden underground by the terrorists. Fortunately, the soldiers of Pakistan Army raided the area upon secret information.

    The breakthroughs achieved in Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad are increasing day by day. A heavy amount of explosive material has been recovered in today’s raid by Pak Army soldiers.

    http://dunyanews.tv/en/Pakistan/383418-RaddulFasaad-Huge-cache-of-weapons-recovered-in
     
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    No matter how objective one tries to be, it is virtually impossible to completely remove ones inherent prejudices. For example I cannot honestly say that I shall ever like Ansar Abbasi because of the strong pro-fundamentalist columns published in the Jang.

    Therefore it is important to read what non-Pakistanis think about Pakistan’s anti- terrorist effort. Here is an article by a British journalist which IMO is an indication of how the Western world is looking at the Pakistan Army Operation ‘Zarbe e Azb’ and ‘Radd el Fassaad.’. This thinking could also partially explain reasons behind the ‘Do more’ rhetoric.

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    The writer is a British journalist and author of Pakistan: Eye of the Storm.


    THERE were many who believed the army would never confront the militants in North Waziristan. Too many strategic assets were located there, they said. And the cost of appeasing the West by dismantling the militants’ infrastructure would be too high. But the predictions were wrong. Eventually — after years of hesitation — the army did move in.

    It’s easy to forget now that back in 2007 it was not uncommon to hear Peshawarites say they were moving their children out of the city for fear that the state could not provide sufficient security. And even if many of those parents still worry today about the risk of their offspring being kidnapped, there can be little doubt that the situation is vastly improved.

    Many of those who doubted the army’s resolve also thought it would never make a genuine effort to control the Pak-Afghan border. After all, for years the army had said it could not control the movement of militants from Pakistan into Afghanistan because the border was so porous. But now that the flow is reversed it turns out that the border can be controlled. There are new posts, forts and radar systems to stop militants getting into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

    It all prompts the question: are these developments in northwest Pakistan a one-off? Or are they a model for what might happen in the rest of Pakistan?

    The army would doubtless argue that its fight against militant violence is by no means restricted to the northwest. The Fata campaign has been matched by a commitment to tackle militancy in Karachi. And even if many might see the Baloch insurgency in a different light to violent jihadism, from the military’s point of view, in Balochistan too, the state has confronted those who violently oppose the state.

    Not all militant groups are being targeted.
    And yet elsewhere in the country some militant outfits remain untouched. There are three types of groups to consider: those active in Afghanistan, the sectarian groups and the India-facing outfits.

    Despite all the impassioned official denials, the world has little doubt that the Afghan Taliban leadership has sanctuary in Quetta. Given that foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said as much it’s difficult to believe anything else. And there is a reason for this policy. In the minds of some of Pakistan’s military strategists the protection offered to senior Afghan Taliban leaders and their families serves Pakistan’s national interest. The international community, the argument goes, will be unable to get a peace deal Afghanistan without going through Pakistan.

    Similarly, the links with India-facing groups are plain for all to see. The idea that Pakistan can rely can on the indigenous movement in Kashmir may be gaining ground in some official circles but as long as Modi is in power the Pakistani militants are going, at the very least, to be held in reserve.

    Which leaves the sectarian groups. Even for the most hard-bitten supporter of the state’s use of jihadi proxies, support or toleration of the sectarian groups is very hard to understand. The sectarian groups cause huge suffering. They deepen a potentially disastrous rift in Pakistan society. They are already the subject of outside interference and financing and thereby undermine Pakistan sovereignty. In addition, they offer a potential route for the militant Islamic State group to get into Pakistan society. While many analysts believe IS lacks the infrastructure or popular support base to become a major force in Pakistan, there is still a risk that the organisation could become established by forming an alliance with anti-Shia groups such as Lashkar-i-Jhangvi.

    Despite all these serious considerations the sectarian groups continue to operate. The most likely explanation — beyond sectarian prejudices reportedly held by some senior officers — is that these groups are now so numerous that confronting them head-on would risk something approaching civil war in the key province of Punjab.

    There are other reasons to believe that various types of militant groups active outside the northwest will not be touched. The civilian government has still failed to adopt a clear position on militancy. Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi, one of the leaders of the Lal Masjid rebellion, remains in charge of an institution that became a byword for anti-state violence and which was cleansed of violent elements at a high cost to human life. Nor has the government instituted sufficiently thorough reforms to undermine the militants by providing people with schools, hospital and courts.

    But the failings are not by civilians alone. The lack of resolve is also creeping into military parlance. Increasingly, the military is moving away from saying militancy reflects internal divisions in Pakistan. Instead, it is taking the much easier and convenient line of blaming it all on foreigners. Even if such claims are sometimes justified, they run the risk of become a catch-all explanation that will undermine the clear thinking needed to take on such a difficult adversary.

    The writer is a British journalist and author of Pakistan: Eye of the Storm.

    Published in Dawn, April 13th, 2017
    https://www.dawn.com/news/1326544/selective-approach
     
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    LAHORE: Under ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, Punjab Rangers on Thursday killed eight terrorists in combined operations across the province.

    Punjab Rangers’ Colonel Amjad Iqbal was giving a press conference in Lahore, where he gave a briefing about the various operations under the military operation to eliminate terrorism.

    He said that combined operations took place in DG Khan, Taunsa, Hafizabad, Lahore and Sheikhupura.

    Col Amjad Iqbal said that five absconders were killed in DG Khan, who belonged to Baloch Liberation. He further said that the killed absconders were facilitators of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

    In Taunsa, three TTP terrorists were gunned down and suicide vests, rocket launchers, and weapons were recovered from their possession.

    He said that in Punjab, there is a ban on display of weapons and private guards of only registered companies.

    On Wednesday, Punjab Rangers and police arrested twelve suspects during the joint cordon and search operations in various areas of Hafizabad, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

    The operations were conducted in different villages including Par Masoo, Par Bondi and Par Lakhan. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the suspects’ possession.

    Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was launched in February for the elimination of terrorism across the country.

    The Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Civil Armed Forces as well as other security and law enforcement agencies continue to actively participate and support the efforts of the Pakistan Army to eliminate terrorist elements from the country.
    https://www.geo.tv/latest/137954-Op-Radd-ul-Fasaad-Eight-terrorists-killed-across-Punjab
     
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    10 'hardcore terrorists' killed during operation near DG Khan: ISPR

    At least 10 ‘hardcore terrorists’ were killed and three soldiers were martyred Friday morning during an operation conducted by law enforcers near Dera Ghazi Khan.

    Pakistan Rangers Punjab, Counter-Terrorism Department, and intelligence agencies carried out a joint operation against suspected terrorists in Basti Dadwani, some 15km away from DG Khan, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

    Extremists affiliated with outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were present in the hideout when LEAs raided it and killed at least 10 suspects including Muhammad Asghar Dadwani alias Ustad Gorchani and Muhammad Naeem alias Waqas Dadwani.

    Radd-ul-Fasaad: LEAs detain 15 suspects in Karachi

    The martyred Rangers personnel included Havaldar Asif, Sepoy Aftab, Sepoy Azizullah. Two other soldiers were also injured during the operation and were immediately shifted to CMH Multan.

    ISPR said the operation was still going on to eliminate the terrorists’ network from the area.
     
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    Ahsanullah Ahsan of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has surrendered: DG ISPR
    April 17, 2017

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    ISLAMABAD: DG ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor disclosed on Monday that terrorist Ahsanullah Ahsan had surrendered before the security forces and has been taken into custody.

    During a press briefing, Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said that the former spokesperson of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and incumbent spokesperson of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Ahsanullah Ahsan has surrendered himself to security forces.



    Seems like radd ul fassad moving in right direction
     
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    Raddul Fasaad: FC Balochistan foil massive terror bid in Zhob



    Frontier Corps Balochistan foiled a terror bid under Operation Raddul Fasaad on Wednesday, informed ISPR.

    According to reports, the personnel recovered a large amount of explosives, rockets and ammunition recovered from a compound in Zhob during a search operation.

    Pakistan launched a nationwide military operation 'Radd-ul-Fasaad', which include broad-spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations in Punjab, and continuation of ongoing operations across the country.

    According to the Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of the Pakistan Army, the operation aims include the elimination of the residual and latent threat of terrorism, consolidating gains of operations made so far and ensuring the security of Pakistan’s borders.

    The Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy, Civil Armed Forces as well as other security and law enforcement agencies will continue to actively participate and support the efforts of the Pakistan Army to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country.

    Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad will entail conduct of broad spectrum security and counter-terrorism operations by Rangers in Punjab, a continuation of ongoing operations across the country and focus on more effective border security management.

    The operation will also include a countrywide deweponisation and explosive control as additional cardinals of the effort.

    The hallmark of this operation will be pursuance of the National Action Plan.

    The decision comes after Gen Bajwa held a high-level security session in Lahore.

    The security session was attended by all Corps Commanders in Punjab province, DG PR Punjab, and intelligence officials.

    https://www.geo.tv/latest/139583-Op...C-Baluchistan-foil-massive-terror-bid-in-Zhob
     
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    Jaish al-Adl militants kill 10 border guards in Iran's Mirjaveh

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    28 April 2017

    TEN border guards were killed in an ambush conducted by Jaish al-Adl militants in Mirjaveh County, close to the border with Pakistan, in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province on 26 April, Reuters reported. Jaish al-Adl immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
     
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    Conduct of search operation by Frontier Corps Balochistan near Nushki area adjacent to Pak - Afghan border. During operation huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material seized. Terrorist's camps destroyed.
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    Nature, character of extremism has changed: DG ISPR
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    Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday said the “nature and character” of extremism has changed.

    Addressing the Role of Youth in Rejecting Extremism seminar, Ghafoor said, “I stand very privileged here today as your host to welcome you on this seminar as part of our ongoing Operation Raddul Fasaad.”

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    “Raddul Fasaad is aimed at consolidating gains of all military operatioms earlier concluded in kinetic domain and to bring about an enduring peace and stability. One of its strands is to eliminate extremism from our society. The requirement becomes more pronounced when we see that the nature and character of this conflict has also changed with ideology of Islamic State which focuses on targeting minds of our youth,” he said.

    The DG ISPR further said it is our collective duty as ‘state’ and individual duty in our respective domain to shield our youth against this threat. “The process involves identification of threat and response measures,” he added.

    Will Operation Raddul Fasaad be effective?

    “Please know that amongst others, we owe our achievements in ongoing operations to the youth. Of all the sacrifices made by uniformed Pakistanis 90 per cent contributions are by our young soldiers and officers.”

    According to Ghafoor, the seminar was focused on an analysis of “the phenomenon of extremism”.
     
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    FACELESS, NAMELESS HOSTILE FORCES POLLUTING YOUTH'S MINDS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA: COAS

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    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa has said that security threats have been diminished resulting into a congenial environment for development activities.

    Addressing a seminar in Rawalpindi Thursday, he said Raad ul Fasaad is just the beginning of a new phase.

    Army Chief said that fight here onwards has to be carried on by all organs of the state and its people.

    He said youth is Pakistan's investment in future. He said that faceless and nameless hostile forces are polluting mind of youth through social media.

    Qamar Bajwa said that Pakistan Army is only Army in the world that has defeated terrorism of this scale.
     
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