29 militants killed in Balochistan crackdown

01:29 PM | 22 May, 2015
29 militants killed in Balochistan crackdown
QUETTA (Web Desk) - At least 29 militants were killed in a large-scale operation led by Frontier Constabulary (FC) in Balochistan.

Addressing a press conference in the provincial capital, FC DIG Brigadier Tahir and Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti told the details about the crackdown.

According to them, 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.

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.

"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.