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Two FC personnel killed in shoot-out in Bolan

Updated May 05, 2013
—File Photo.
—File Photo.

QUETTA: At least two Frontier Corps (FC) personnel and 13 dacoits were killed on Sunday during an exchange of fire in the Bhag area of Balochistan’s Bolan district, FC sources said.

According to FC sources, security personnel conducted a raid to arrest a wanted dacoit Gul Bahar in the Bhag area, adding that two of its personnel were killed when the raiding team came under fire as soon as they entered the area to arrest the suspects.

Security forces resorted to retaliatory action which was followed by a lengthy gun-battle.

Gul Bahar was also killed in the five-hour long battle between militants and security forces.

Huge quantity of arms and ammunition was also recovered during the raid. FC sources said the gang was involved in different acts of kidnappings and robberies.

Security forces also arrested several members of the gang who were shifted to an undisclosed location for further investigations.