QUETTA: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has conducted a search operation in Kabo Koh area of Mastung killing 9 terrorists during an exchange of firing on Thursday.
Four Security personnel sustained injuries in the attack launched to bust-out terrorists’ hideouts from Balochistan.
“Picking up a tip-off the Counter Terrorism Department conducted raid in Kabo Koh Mehran area of district Mastung, but terrorists hided in the area opened firing on forces.” CTD sources said confirmed that 9 hardcore terrorist have been killed in the raid.
The terrorists belonged to various armed groups were involved in carrying-out attacks against security forces and citizens of Balochistan.
“A heavy cache of armed and explosive seized in the operation being used for terrorism in Balochistan.” Sources added.
Four personnel of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) were injured during exchange of firing with terrorists but shifted to hospital for medical care.
The bodies of terrorists had been shifted to hospital for recognition while the areas has been cleared.
Balochistan — Pakistan’s largest province in terms of land area — has long been plagued by an insurgency and targetted killings. However, security forces have conducted effective operations across the province cracking down on militants in recent years.
Following the beginning of Operation Raddul Fasaad, security forces intensified intelligence-based and combing operations in an effort to establish peace in the province.
This has led to a considerable drop in militancy in the province but scattered attacks do take place there at times, with security personnel often seizing arms and ammunition dumped in far-flung areas.