QUETTA: At least 10 suspected militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces during a search operation in Sangaan area of Sibi district on Saturday.

Official sources said that three hideouts located in the mountainous area had been destroyed and 12 ‘militants’ arrested.

The security forces had moved into Sangaan area after receiving intelligence about the presence of militants there, they added.

Heavy fighting was reported for hours, resulting in the death of 10 militants.

“Ten suspected militants have been killed and 12 others arrested in the gunbattle,” security officials said, adding that a large quantity of arms and ammunition was seized from the hideouts of militants who belonged to a banned organisation.

Published in Dawn, February 14th, 2016

Opinion

Editorial

Election time
Updated 27 Jan, 2023

Election time

There are concerns whether the ECP will be sufficiently able to protect the integrity of elections if they are held under partisan governments.
SCO invite
27 Jan, 2023

SCO invite

THOUGH India’s invitation to Pakistan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation events in Goa later this ...
Call to arms
27 Jan, 2023

Call to arms

ONE way the state abdicates responsibility in Pakistan is by farming out its functions to the private sector. In ...
Nuclear miscalculations
26 Jan, 2023

Nuclear miscalculations

IF the claim of former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, that Pakistan and India came close to a nuclear exchange...
Exchange rate cap
26 Jan, 2023

Exchange rate cap

THE ‘management’ of the exchange rate by the State Bank, allegedly at the behest of the government, to ward off...
Fawad’s arrest
Updated 26 Jan, 2023

Fawad’s arrest

Does the state really need to fan public discontent in a period as fraught with uncertainty as this?