Islamabad: At Least 12 hardcore militants died by Pakistani security forces in southwestern Balochistan province on Sunday.
Over the past two days, the search operation by the officials is underway in Mastung, some 50 kilometre south of Quetta.
“Terrorists were hiding inside a cave for planning, coordination and execution of terrorist activities in Balochistan,” Inter-Services Public Relations of Pakistan army statement stated.
“During exchange of fire 12 hardcore terrorists have been killed. Five security officials, including 2 officers, got injured,” the army asserted.
The announcement didn’t reveal that which group the militants belonged to. But as per the media reports, the militants was a part of Daesh or the Islamic State group.
Authoritatively the administration refuses existence of the militant organisation in Balochistan.
Mineral-rich Balochistan has been tormented by insurrections since 2004, with several troopers and aggressors slaughtered in the battling.
Be that as it may, a more prominent push towards peace and improvement by specialists has decreased general levels of savagery as of late.
“Operations are underway in different parts of the province to recover the abducted Chinese nationals,” Bugti stated.