The remaining militants escaped the scene of the attack. — File Photo by AFP

QUETTA: Six armed men were killed and three security personnel were wounded in an exchange of fire in Turbat's Balgatar area on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

An FC vehicle was on a routine patrol in the area when unknown gunmen opened fire on it.

FC personnel retaliated and the exchange of fire resulted in the killing of six militants. The remaining gunmen escaped the scene of the attack.

Three FC personnel were also wounded, two of them severely, sources said.

Security forces confiscated a large cache of weapons and ammunition from the possession of attackers that were killed.

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