ISLAMABAD, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The Pakistani army said on Sunday that five militants and one security personnel were killed in a clash in Punjab province.
The security forces conducted a special intelligence-based operation in Dera Ghazi Khan district in the early morning and killed five terrorists.
During the exchange of fire, an army soldier Kamran was also killed while Deputy Superintendent of the paramilitary force Haroon was injured and evacuated to a military hospital in the region.
The operation, which was part of the major anti-terror offensive codenamed Radd-ul-Fasaad or "reject terror", is still in progress, a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said.
The army is leading the operation across the country along with all other law enforcement agencies.
The military said earlier that the security forces have seized an explosive-laden vehicle in southwestern Balochistan province.
An army statement said the forces conducted an operation in Chaman along Pakistan-Afghan border and recovered 80 kg explosive laden prepared vehicle on crossing border planned to be used for terrorist activity in Quetta, the provincial capital.