At least 10 terrorists were killed during an intelligence-based military operation in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, the military said in a statement, APA reports citing Xinhua.
The army’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement that security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation Tuesday in the Hoshab area of the province.
“As security forces were in the process of establishing blocking positions after identification of 12 to 14 terrorists’ location, terrorists opened fire onto the security forces,” the ISPR statement said, adding that during the ensuing heavy exchange of fire, 10 terrorists were killed while another was arrested in injured condition.
Two terrorists managed to escape, and the operation to search for them continues in the area, the ISPR said.
The killed terrorists were involved in firing incidents targeting security forces and civilians alike besides planting improvised explosive devices, it added.
A heavy cache of arms and ammunition including improvised explosive devices have been recovered from the terrorists’ hideouts.