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QUETTA: Three suspected terrorists were killed in a police encounter on late Thursday night near Essa Nagri area of the provincial capital of Balochistan.

Police patrolling team came under fire from the assailants when their vehicle was passing from the area on which police effectively responded and in retaliation, three alleged terrorists were killed, police sources said.

Police claimed to recover huge cache of arms and ammunition, including explosive material from the possession of the terrorists killed in alleged exchange of fire.

The bodies were shifted to Civil Hospital Quetta for identification.

Police launched a search operation in the area after calling a heavy contingent of police and cordoning off the area.

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