Crackdown against insurgency leaves 29 dead: Balochistan

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QUETTA:

At least 29 militants were killed in a province-wide operation led by Frontier Constablary (FC) against insurgency and terrorism in Balochistan, according to local media sources.

DIG FC Brig. Tahir and Home Minister Balochistan told the details about the crackdown while addressing a press conference in Quetta.

FC operation in Mastung and Kalat districts of Balochistan left 20 militants dead and several injured while hideouts of terrorists were also destroyed. Four FC personnels were also wounded, authorities stated.

Six more militants were arrested in a crackdown against Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) in Mushkay area of Quetta.

Operation was also conducted in Zhob, Loralai and Zyarat districts where eight terrorists were killed including two suicide bombers, sources reported.

“Five hideouts of the militants were destroyed in the operations,” Brig. Tahir said.

12 suicide vests, six RPG-7 rifles, 40 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), 12 explosive tunnels and six bombs were recovered in the operations.

Chemical drums and other explosives were also found in possession of militants during successful operations.