QUETTA: Five suspended militants of a prohibited organisation have been killed in a weapon battle with the personnel of Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) and also security forces in New Marri Camp area near Hazarganji residential area of the city.
The CTD performed a search procedure in the location in between the night of Tuesday and Wednesday on intelligence-based information.
Authorities stated on Wednesday that the search operation was introduced on the reports that terrorists were planning attacks on essential areas of the rural resources on the eve of Self-reliance Day.
The personnel of CTD and also security forces cordoned off a substance and asked the suspected terrorists to give up. Nevertheless, the armed males hiding in the compound, rather than quiting, opened fire on the CTD workers and soldiers, which they returned after taking placements.
The hefty weapon fight continued for an hour, resulting in the killing of 5 believed militants.
“5 believed terrorists of prohibited Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) were eliminated in the exchange of fire,” a senior CTD official claimed, adding that three armed guys handled to run away taking the advantage of darkness.
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He stated that arms as well as ammunition were recouped from the substance, including two sub-machine weapons, three guns and also as many hand explosives. Two bikes, maps as well as files were also recuperated.
The bodies of slaughtered militants were shifted to the civil health center where two of them were determined as Jamil Ahmed and also Mohammad Khan. The 3 others can not be recognized until now.
CTD officials stated that a huge procedure had actually been released for the apprehension of other believed militants.
Over the past 3 days, 3 grenade assaults took place on two pushcarts as well as a shop marketing nationwide flags in various parts of the city. Someone was killed and 5 other were wounded in the assaults. The BLA has declared responsibility for the grenade strikes.
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