The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani army, said a search operation was launched in the province’s Kohlu district on Saturday to apprehend terrorists involved in terror activities.
During the search operation, security forces encountered a group of terrorists and had a heavy exchange of fire, ISPR said in a statement, adding that security forces shot dead nine militants and arrested three others. wounded during the shooting.
The terrorists killed and arrested belonged to the banned Baloch Liberation Army and were involved in kidnapping for ransom, extortion and attacks on security forces in the area.
The terrorists were also involved in targeted killings of engineers and workers working on development projects in the province, the ISPR said, adding that the terrorists had been planning to launch terror attacks in several districts in the province.
A large cache of weapons and ammunition was seized from the terrorists, the ISPR said. ■