QUETTA: Five terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in the Balida area near Quetta.
A search operation was conducted by the security forces against terrorists in the area of Bali during which the militants opened fire and in exchange of fire five terrorists were killed.
Security forces also recovered a huge cache of arms during the operation. The dead bodies of the terrorists were shifted to the hospital.
Last week, the counter-terrorism department (CTD) had claimed to have killed two alleged terrorists in an encounter in Quetta.
Sources had said that acting on a tip-off, CTD personnel signaled a vehicle to stop on Quetta bypass but it continued to move and resulted in an exchange of fire.
Both the terrorist onboard the vehicle were killed in the encounter. The police had recovered weapons, ammunition and explosive material from the vehicle.
The CTD officials had said that the militants were planning a ‘terrorist activity in the city’.