KALAYA: The security agencies during an intelligence-based operation recovered a huge quantity of explosive material in Orakzai tribal district on Wednesday.

Security officials said the security agencies carried out an operation in Plakhel Ghar in Orakzai and recovered 180 kilograms explosive material stuffed in nine sacks. The sources said 20 kilograms explosives were stuffed in each bag. The explosives could have been used in some major sabotage act and the timely action by the security forces foiled that plan. The security officials are further investigating the matter.

The huge quantity of explosives have been recovered five days after a massive blast in Kalaya Bazaar on last Friday in which 36 people lost their lives and 37 others were injured. Security officials said 12 kilograms explosives were used in that blast.