Published On: Thu, Dec 26th, 2013
Published in Category: Quetta

6 killed in clash between militants, security forces in Turbat

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QUETTA: At least six persons, including five militants and a personnel belonging to para-military troops, were killed in an exchange of gunfire in Balochistan’s volatile Turbat area on Tuesday, an official said. Spokesman for the Frontier Corps (a para-military force), Khan Wasey told a private TV channel that workers were engaged in construction work in Turbat’s Buleda area when militants attacked their machinery late on Monday adding that FC personnel deployed in the area quickly retaliated and killed five militants.

“FC quickly hit back and ensured security of company labourers”, he further said. He, however, said one FC solider was seriously injured during the clash and succumbed to injuries on his way to hospital. The bodies of the militants were yet to be identified.
Additional personnel of the FC and levies rushed to the area and launched a search operation against the militants. Khan Wasey said that the forces also seized weapons from the possession of militants. Turbat is considered to be one of the most sensitive areas of Balochistan. Militants in the area have been targeting security forces and pro-government personalities for last more than six years. There was no immediate claim for the attack at the construction company.