FC kills three militants during raid in Panjgur


PANJGUR: Personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) and intelligence agencies on Monday jointly conducted a raid in Panjgur and killed as many as three extremists.


Frontier Corps (FC) spokesman told the media that the operation was held on a tip off received about the presence of criminal elements. The alleged terrorists opened fire at security officers retaliating to which, all the three militants were killed.

The spokesman revealed that the miscreants were involved in heinous crimes and other acts of terrorism. However, forces also claimed to have confiscated huge cache of weapons from the possession of dead suspects.

Officials say more than 3,000 militants have been killed since the launch of the latest offensive in tribal areas of Pakistan.

Earlier, FC raided Pak-Afghan border area Chaghi and recovered weapons hidden underground. The seized weapons included 10 sub-machine guns (SMGs), 13 rocket-propelled grenade-7 (RPG) rockets and 40 boxes of 12.7mm ammunition.

The Pakistani military has vowed to crush the insurgency and assured China of security for a planned China-Pakistan economic corridor from the Baluchistan port of Gwadar up to the Chinese border in northern Pakistan.

Pakistani security forces have been battling militants for over a decade following the late 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan.

Furthermore, in view of Muharram security, Peshawar security personnel conducted a search operation and arrested over 42 suspects.

The officers searched areas of walled city including Qissa Khawani Bazaar. The search team also comprised of female officials and sniffer dogs.

The nabbed suspects included illicitly detained two Afghan nationals.