A joint task force of various security and intelligence officials is conducting a 'sanitisation' operation in Quetta days after bullet-riddled bodies were found in Balochistan's Turbat and Kech areas.
Frontier Corps Sector Commander Tasawar Sattar briefed the press on the ongoing operation on Sunday, saying 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.
The operation comes days after 15 bullet-riddled bodies were found in Balochistan's Buleda area in the district of Kech.
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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.