QUETTA: A militant blew himself up and two others were arrested during a search operation carried out by security personnel near Zhob on Saturday.
According to official sources, personnel of the Frontier Corps (FC) launched the operation in the Kakhao area after getting a tip-off about the presence of militants there.
Men hiding in a house opened fire on FC personnel when they cordoned it off. This led to a heavy exchange of fire between the two sides.
Towards the end of the gunfight, one of the militants blew himself up. Security personnel arrested two militants and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition from the house.
The arrested militants were moved to an unspecified place for interrogation. A spokesman for the FC said the militants belonged to a banned organisation.