Quetta attack mastermind held QUETTA: Security forces claimed on Sunday to have arrested an important leader of a banned organisation who is allegedly involved in the recent attack on the Police Training College in Quetta which left over 60 cadets dead.
A security official claimed that the arrested man was the mastermind of the college attack. However, officials did not disclose his name.
Official sources said that after receiving information about the presence of some militants, security and intelligence personnel launched a search operation in the airport road area of the city.
They said that during the operation the banned organisation leader was arrested from a house from where the personnel also seized weapons, computers, army uniforms and Jihadi literature.
The arrested man has been shifted to an unspecified location for interrogation.
Meanwhile, Frontier Corps personnel have arrested six suspected militants in two separate operations conducted in Mastung and Mach.
An FC spokesperson said that four of the arrested men belonged to the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi. They were arrested during a search operation in the Shamsabad area of Mastung district.
He said the operation was jointly conducted by FC personnel and officials of an intelligence agency. He said weapons were also seized from the possession of the arrested men.