QUETTA: Police and other law enforcement agencies on Tuesday conducted an operation in Bakra Peri area of Quetta, the capital of militancy-hit Balochistan province, and killed four suspected militants involved in a series of terrorism incidents, a police official said.
The police official said during the operation that lasted over two hours, forces also detained four members of the suspected militants’ family including a woman and two children.
During the operation, two personnel of the Anti-Terrorists Force were also reportedly injured who were rushed to the Combined Military Hospital for medical treatment.
According to the police official, the militants retaliated by firing rockets at the security forces and strongly resisted the operation. However, the forces effectively condoned off the area and killed the militants.
Moreover, police also claimed to have recovered rocket launchers, bombs, hand grenades and other arms and ammunition from the spot.