QUETTA: Three militants were killed in an exchange of gunfire with security officials in the Hazar Ganji area of Quetta on Saturday.
The gun battle erupted when security officials mounted a search operation as part of nationwide combing operations.
A Frontier Corps spokesman said paramilitary soldiers were carrying out a search operation in Hazar Ganji on the outskirts of Quetta when terrorists opened fire. In retaliation, the FC troops killed three terrorists, while two FC men sustained injuries in a grenade attack.
During the operation security forces also seized two rifles, Kalashnikovs, two motorbikes and cell phones from the compound.
Rescue workers reached the site and helped move the bodies to Civil Hospital where they remained unidentified.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2016.