Dawn News

Two 'wanted criminals' killed in Pishin encounter

Police at the site of an attack in Balochistan. — Photo by AP/File

QUETTA: Two ‘wanted criminals’ were killed and seven people, including two Levies personnel, were injured during an exchange of fire in Balochistan province’s Pishin district on Monday, DawnNews reported.

The casualties took place as Levies and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) personnel conducted a joint raid in the Killi Malazai area of Pishin.

The security officials were acting on a tip-off received regarding the presence of certain ‘wanted criminals’ in the area.

According to security sources, the criminals opened fire on the personnel as they entered the area. Two of the attackers were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces.

Two security personnel were injured along with five others during the clash.

The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital in Pishin.

Fear and panic gripped the area after the incident as additional contingents of security forces were called in.

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A J Khan
Oct 29, 2012 09:13am
Good Job done. This is the only way to handle criminal. They should be killed before they reach courts.
Qamber Ali
Oct 29, 2012 01:53pm
thanks God, balochistan police at last acted. these criminals are just the tip of iceburg, dont wait for the rest of iceburg, destroy it before it reaches you