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 firingbetween both sides in which nine suspected militants were killed, while fourpolice commandoes were injured," a senior police official said.
A huge cache of ammunition, explosives and weapons were alsorecovered from the hideout, he said. The raid was part of a clean-up operationlaunched in the trouble-hit areas of Baluchistan after a spate of terrorattacks in the province this month.