QUETTA: Six attackers were killed and two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel injured on Thursday in a clash in the Balgater area, situated between Turbat and Panjgur.
According to the FC spokesperson, an FC convoy was on its way to Panjgur when a group of armed men opened fire.
Security personnel returned fire, killing at least six of them. Security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession.
Local administrations of Panjgur and Turbat remained quiet about the incident, only confirming that five people were killed in the clash.
Baloch armed groups often target security forces in Balochistan. However, no one has claimed responsibility for the incident yet.
The six bodies were handed over to the Balochistan Levies and shifted to the Turbat district headquarters hospital for autopsy.
FC Inspector General Ubaidullah Khan in his statement praised the performance of FC personnel and said the culprits must not be spared. He added, however, that FC was present to help those ‘who wanted peace’.
The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained till the filing of this report.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2011.
Correction: An earlier version of this article had incorrectly mentioned that six FC personnel had been killed. The correction has been made.
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