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Security forces on Saturday claimed to have killed two suspected militants of a banned militant outfit in Balochistan's Mastung district.

"Two militants of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LJ) were killed during exchange of fire with security forces," a security official told Dawn.

Furthermore, another suspected militant was arrested by security forces during the exchange of fire.

"One suspected militant was arrested and is under investigation with regard to terrorist activities in the area," the security official added.

Security forces also claimed to have recovered improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other weapons from the area.

Deceased suspected militants were allegedly involved in various acts of terrorism in the area.

Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. The largest province of the country by area, is home to a insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists.

Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region. The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.