Suspected militants kill JUI-F leader, son in Balochistan

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QUETTA: Suspected militants killed Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) leader Mufti Ehtisham-ul-Haq and his son in Balochistan’s troubled Kech district on Sunday.

Levies sources said armed assailants opened fire at the former district chief of JUI-F and killed him on the spot along with his son. “Assailant drove away on their motorcycle after the attack,” security sources said.

The incident was reported from Tump tehsil area of the district.

Large number of people gathered at a nearby hospital where both the bodies were shifted to console with the family members.

There was, however, no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Seven suspected militants arrested, weapons recovered in Balochistan

The Frontier Corps and security agencies have arrested seven suspected militants belonging to outlawed militant organisations on Sunday.

Seized weapons on display. — Photo by author
Seized weapons on display. — Photo by author

FC spokesman said security forces conducted a raid in Kalat district and apprehended four miscreants, while arms and ammunition were seized from their possession.

In a separate operation, the security forces conducted a raid in Khudaban area of Panjgoor and took into custody three suspected militants.

The security forces also recovered four rocket-propelled grenades among other weapons from the province’s Barkhan area, FC spokesman said, adding that the miscreants had dumped the weapons aiming to smuggle them to other areas.

“All the arrested miscreants belonged to outlawed militant organisations,” the FC spokesman said. “The apprehended miscreants were involved in a series of terrorist attacks in various parts of Balochistan.”

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