QUETTA: Security forces on Sunday claimed to have killed a militant during a security operation in Balochistan’s Kalat district.

Five suspected militants were also arrested during the operation, said Khan Wasay, spokesperson for the Frontier Corps (FC).

“An operation was conducted Nimargh area of Kalat district,” confirmed the FC spokesperson.

A cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the possession of the miscreants, added Wasay. “The dead and arrested militants belonged to an banned organisation.” Said Wasay.

The arrested militants were shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. The arrested militants were involved in attacks on security forces and vital national installations.

Militants have conducted attacks against security forces and national installations in Balochistan, which has been plagued by an insurgency and growing sectarian killings for more than a decade.

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