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Troops Seize Car Bomb in Balochistan

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Frontier Corps spokesman says vehicle recovered from Afghan refugee camp.

Security forces have seized a vehicle packed with more than a ton of explosives in Balochistan province, officials said Friday.

Paramilitary troops recovered the vehicle along with a cache of ammunition and four suicide vests during a raid on a refugee camp close to the border with Afghanistan, officials said. “A vehicle laden with explosives weighing 1,200 kilograms was recovered from an Afghan refugee camp in Roghani area near the Afghan border,” said Frontier Corps spokesman Manzoor Ahmed. He said two people had been arrested and taken to an undisclosed location for questioning.

“I cannot say which group the two men belong to but we had an intelligence tip-off that an explosive laden vehicle is about to be delivered in Quetta,” he said.

Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, was the scene of two of the deadliest bombings in Pakistan in recent years, in early 2013, when blasts a month apart targeting minority Shia Muslims killed nearly 200 people.

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