Security forces kill six militants in SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 19 (KUNA) — At least six “terrorists” were killed in ensuing exchange of fire with the security forces in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, said the military on Sunday.

According to a statement by Pakistan military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces conducted an operation on information of presence of terrorists belonging to Baloch Liberation Front (BLF) in Zamran Range.

“Once the troops started a clearance operation in the area, terrorists tried to escape from their hideout and opened fire on security forces,” the statement said.

It confirmed that six terrorists have been killed in ensuing exchange of fire with the security forces in Zamran range, near Paroom in Balochistan.

The ISPR said that these terrorists were involved in attacks on posts of security forces besides recent planting of an improvised explosive device (IED) on convoys of security forces in Proom and surrounding areas of Panjgur.

In addition, arms and ammunition have also been recovered, which were intended to be used by the terrorists for disrupting peace and security in the area.

“Security Forces, in step with the nation, remain determined to thwart attempts at sabotaging peace, stability and progress of Balochistan,” the statement read.

Source: Kuwait News Agency