Pakistani forces kill 2 terrorists in Balochistan

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-11 18:16:14|Editor: Xiang Bo
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ISLAMABAD, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani security forces killed two terrorists in southwestern Balochistan province in anti-terror operations, the military said on Friday.

An army statement said that the forces also recovered weapons and ammunition in different areas of Balochistan.

The intelligence-based operation was a part of the major offensive "Radd-ul-Fasaad," or "rejecting discord," the statement from the army's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations said.

The major operation was launched in 2017 to "eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country," which mainly targets sleeping cells of the militants, their supporters and financiers.

Giving details of the latest operations, the military said the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Balochistan conducted the operations on suspected terrorist hideouts in Kalat, Kharan and Maiwand areas of Balochistan.

The operation was launched days after a group of militants tried to storm a residential and administration compound of security forces in Balochistan's Loralai district. Four soldiers were killed during an exchange of fire with the militants. Four terrorists were also killed in the clearance operation.

The banned Pakistani Taliban claimed the Loralai attack.