Two FC personnel martyred, 3 militants killed in Balochistan

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QUETTA: Two personnel of law enforcement agency were martyred and three others injured in a bomb explosion while three alleged militants were killed in security operation in Awaran and Barkhan districts of the province, respectively, on Saturday.

The official sources said that unidentified armed men planted a remote-controlled explosive device in Jhao area of Awaran district and detonated it when a vehicle carrying personnel of Frontier Corps was passing by.

“As a result of the explosion, two FC personnel were martyred and three others were injured,” a spokesman for FC said. He said that FC personnel were busy to clear the area of landmines planted by the militants when their vehicle was targeted by remotely controlled bomb blast.

The martyrs and the injured were shifted to hospital. According to the bomb disposal squad, Improvised Explosives Device was used in the blast. The law enforcement agencies have launched a search operation in the area.

Meanwhile, a gunbattle took place between the security forces and the militants in Barkhan district, resulting in killing of three militants including their commander.

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