11 suspected militants arrested from Balochistan’s Barkhan district


Security forces on Wednesday claimed to have arrested 11 suspected militants during an exchange of fire in Balochistan’s Barkhan district.

“The arrested miscreants belonged to an outlawed militant organisation which was operating in the area, said Khan Wasey, a spokesperson for the Frontier Corps.

He added that five commanders of the banned organisation were also among those arrested.

The FC personnel conducted the raid on information provided by an intelligence agency.

Security forces claimed to have recovered eight rocket launchers, fuses and other arms and ammunition during the raid.

The FC spokesperson further claimed that the arrested militants were involved in various acts of terrorism in the area.

Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. The largest province of the country by area, is home to a insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists.

Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region. The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

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