QUETTA: Two suspected terrorists belonging to a banned outfit have been killed in a heavy exchange of fire with security forces in the Singi area of Mashkey in Awaran district.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Friday, security forces conducted an operation on information about the presence of terrorists in the Lebanon Singi area near Mashkey between the night of April 7 and 8.

Security forces seized illegal arms and ammunition, which were intended to be used for disrupting peace and security in the area.

Two security personnel martyred in Awaran gunfight

During the operation, Lance Havaldar Raj Wali Khan and Sepoy Usama Khan embraced martyrdom, while one officer got injured in the exchange of fire.

The ISPR said when troops started taking positions in the area, the terrorists tried to escape from their hideout and opened fire on the security forces.

“Terrorists belonging to BLF [Baloch Liberation Front] have been killed in the ensuing heavy exchange of fire,” the ISPR said, adding that these terrorists were involved in different incidents in Awaran district and its surrounding areas.

Published in Dawn, April 9th, 2022

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