Four militants killed, two cops hurt in Quetta shootout

Latest Update: June 3, 2016 | 241 Views

QUETTA: Four suspected militants, including a key militant commander, were reportedly killed during an exchange of fire with law enforcement personnel in Quetta’s Sariab road area on Friday evening.

Police said “two policemen were also injured during the exchange of fire that took place near an orchard on Sariab road”.

The exchange of fire took place after the miscreants allegedly opened fire at a police mobile patrolling the area, the police officials said.

Police retaliated timely and security personnel from other law enforcement agencies also joined them in the retaliatory operation against the miscreants which lasted for around half-an-hour.

“Quetta chief of the defunct Jaish-ul-Islam group, Dr. Omair, was also among the suspects killed in the crossfire.”

Officials of the Anti Terrorist Force were also called in the area to apprehend the miscreants; however, two militants managed to escape unhurt from the spot, police said.

Security officials recovered weapons from the possession of the deceased suspects.


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