Five militants killed, one captured in Dera Bugti


QUETTA: As many as five suspected members of the banned Balochistan Republican Army (BRA) were killed and one arrested during exchange of fire with Frontier Corps (FC) in Dera Bugti, Balochistan on Sunday.

FC spokesperson Khan Wassey said the paramilitary force initiated an operation in collaboration with intelligence agencies and killed five suspected militants believed to have links with the BRA.

Hideouts of the militants were also destroyed during the encounter, he added.

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from hideouts of the suspects supposedly involved in blowing up gas pipelines, extortion, and kidnapping for ransom.

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