QUETTA: At least three armed militants and a Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed in a clash in Balochistan's insurgency-hit district of Kech on Friday.
Khan Wasey, the Spokesman FC told Dawn.com that armed militants attacked the FC convoy in Mand Tehsil of Kech.
He said one personnel was killed in the attack.
"FC launched a quick search operation in the aftermath of the attack," Wasey said.
He said three armed militants were killed during an exchange of fire and two FC personnel also sustained bullet wounds.
FC personnel recovered a large quantity of ammunition from the house where the clash took place. In another incident, two persons were killed in a firing incident in Eastern Bypass area of Quetta.
Police said armed motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire at a vehicle which killed two people on the spot. The assailants sped away after the incident. Police have now launced an investigation into the incident.
Police said the incident seemed to be a targeted killing.
One person was killed and another was injured when militants opened fire at a shop in Khuzdar Bazaar on Friday morning. Muhammad Riaz, a police official said armed motorcyclists opened fire at the shop speeding away after the incident.
In another incident, two people were killed in Chaman, Pakistan's bordering town with Afghanistan. A levies official, who did not want to be named, told Dawn.com that armed men opened fire and killed the two people in Guldara, Baghicha area of Chaman.
The motive behind the killing could not be ascertained. Despite strict security, incidents of targeted killing are on a constant rise. Security has been tightened in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan during the month of Muharram ul Haram.