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6 killed in clash with security forces in Pakistan

Published : 23 Oct 2021, 23:44

  DF News Desk

Security personnel examine the blast site in southwest Pakistan's Quetta on Oct. 18, 2021. File Photo: Xinhua.

Six alleged terrorists were killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province on Saturday, reported Xinhua, quoting local media.

The incident happened in Harnai district of the province when paramilitary troops Frontier Corps conducted an operation on an intelligence tip-off, the reports said.

The operation triggered an intense exchange of fire in which the alleged terrorists were killed, according to the media.

Identities of the killed militants were not yet revealed, but the reports said a commander of the banned outfit Balochistan Liberation Army was among those killed.

On Friday, the counter-terrorism department of police conducted a raid in Mastung district of Balochistan, killing nine terrorists belonging to the Islamic State terror group.