5 ‘militants’ killed in CTD operation in Quetta

A spokesman for the CTD said the department had conducted the operation in the Killi Gulzar area of Hazar Ganji, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta. —AFP/File
A spokesman for the CTD said the department had conducted the operation in the Killi Gulzar area of Hazar Ganji, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta. —AFP/File

QUETTA: Five suspected militants were killed during an operation conducted by the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) in the Hazar Ganji area here on Monday night.

A spokesman for the CTD said the department had conducted the operation in the Killi Gulzar area of Hazar Ganji, a locality on the outskirts of Quetta, along with other law enforcement agencies, on information about the presence there of the terrorists.

The security personnel cordoned off the area and asked the armed militants to surrender but they opened indiscriminate fire. The security personnel returned fire, resulting in the killing of five militants. The heavy exchange of fire continued for around two hours.

“Five terrorists belonging to the banned Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) have been killed in the gun battle,” said the CTD spokesman, adding that three militants managed to escape.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2021

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