QUETTA: Twelve hardcore terrorists have been killed after security forces conducted an intelligence based operation in Mastung area of Balochistan during last two days.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the operation successfully foiled major terrorist activities in Balochistan.
The terrorists were reportedly hiding inside a cave for planning, coordination and execution of terrorist activities in the province. Five security officials including two officers got injured during the operation.
AFP adds: Pakistani forces killed around a dozen Islamic State militants in a three-day raid prompted by intelligence reports that the group were holding two recently kidnapped Chinese nationals.
“Some 12-13 IS commanders have been killed after intense gun-battles and the area was cleared late Saturday,” he said, but added that the Chinese pair were not recovered from the scene despite the presence of the vehicle used in their kidnapping nearby.
Security forces also seized six suicide jackets, a cache of ammunition, explosives, detonators, solar panels and food rations, a security official told AFP.