13 militants involved in labourers’ massacre in Turbat killed

13 militants involved in labourers’ massacre in Turbat killed

QUETTA, Pakistan: The Frontier Corps (FC) has killed at least 13 militants involved in the massacre of 20 labourers in Gogdan area of Balochistan’s Turbat district.

The sources said that after receiving a tip-off, the FC personnel and other security agencies carried out an operation in Gogdan area on Monday.

Subsequently, a clash took place between the two sides which resulted in the deaths of 13 militants belonging to the outlawed Baloch Liberation Front (BLF).

The sources said that those killed in the operation included the perpetrators of Saturday’s massacre in which 20 labourers were gunned down in the area.

The FC spokesperson Khan Wasey said that during the operation, one key militant commander Hayat was killed while another key militant commander Zareef was arrested.

On Saturday morning, unknown assailants riding motorcycles opened fire indiscriminately on a labourers’ camp near Turbat that left at least 20 construction workers dead and three others injured.

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