Five suspected militants were killed during an exchange of fire with security forces in Balochistan’s Pishin district on Monday morning.
Deputy Commissioner Pishin Tariqur Rehman said security forces conducted a targeted operation in the district’s Killi Huramzai area against the alleged militants who were affiliated with an outlawed group.
Two security personnel were injured as militants opened fire on them, the deputy commissioner said. The injured personnel were rushed to the nearby Pishin hospital for medical treatment.
Panic prevailed in the area after heavy exchange of fire between security forces and militants. People were confined to their homes and no one was allowed to proceed towards the spot of the action.
More personnel were called in to maintain peace after the militants were killed and security forces cordoned off the area as an investigation went underway.
“We have cleared the area,” the deputy commissioner said.
The militants who were killed could not be immediately identified. However, a Levies official who requested anonymity said they belonged to an outlawed religious organisation.