Islamabad: At least three militants, including a local commander, were killed on Monday when paramilitary troops raided their hideout in Pakistan`s Balochistan province, officials said.
Home Minister of Balochistan Sarfraz Bugti said the militants were involved in an attack on President Momnoon Hussain`s son and other terrorist activities in the province, Xinhua news agency reported.
Bugti said security forces gunned down the militants in Hub district of the province on an intelligence tip-off, who were members of separatist group Balochistan Liberation army.
The paramilitary forces launched an operation to hunt down the militants, but they opened fire at the troops, engaging them into a gun battle, he added.
The operation is part of the ongoing combing operation in the province, following a bomb explosion inside a hospital in Balochistan`s Quetta on August 8, in which at least 75 lawyers were killed, and over 100 injured.