9 militants killed in counter-terrorism operation in Pakistan

Nine militants were killed, while four Pakistani security forces were injured on Thursday in a counter-terrorism operation in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, police said. Acting on a tip-off about a safe house of militants in KaboKoMehran area of Balochistan’sMastung district, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel raided the area.

“During the raid, there was a heavy exchange of firing between both sides in which nine suspected militants were killed, while four police commandoes were injured,” a senior police official said.

A huge cache of ammunition, explosives and weapons were also recovered from the hideout, he said. The raid was part of a clean-up operation launched in the trouble-hit areas of Baluchistan after a spate of terror attacks in the province this month.