Encounter: Two militants killed in Quetta

The suspects apparently belonged to a banned militant outfit

February 18, 2017
Abid alias Chota Abid, the Karachi commander of a Taliban splinter group, was killed along with three of his companions on Monday night. PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

QUETTA: Two suspected militants were killed and a policeman was injured during an encounter in Quetta on Friday night.

The suspects apparently belonged to a banned militant outfit and were involved in the 2013 Meezan Chowk blast and the 2014 attack on the Jaffar Express.

Official sources said the armed men, riding a motorcycle, opened fire on a police vehicle patrolling the area. The police returned fire but the motorcyclists escaped from the scene and took refuge in a house.

Later, police traced them out and called in reinforcement. In a subsequent exchange of fire, both the alleged terrorists were killed. “They belong to United Baloch Army (UBA-Sarfarz Bangulzai group),” said DIG  Abdul Razzaq Cheema.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 18th, 2017.


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