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Police at the site of an attack in Balochistan. — Photo by AP/File

QUETTA: Two ‘wanted criminals’ were killed and seven people, including two Levies personnel, were injured during an exchange of fire in Balochistan province’s Pishin district on Monday, DawnNews reported.

The casualties took place as Levies and Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) personnel conducted a joint raid in the Killi Malazai area of Pishin.

The security officials were acting on a tip-off received regarding the presence of certain ‘wanted criminals’ in the area.

According to security sources, the criminals opened fire on the personnel as they entered the area. Two of the attackers were killed in retaliatory firing by security forces.

Two security personnel were injured along with five others during the clash.

The injured were shifted to the Civil Hospital in Pishin.

Fear and panic gripped the area after the incident as additional contingents of security forces were called in.

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