Pakistan Balochistan govt claims 92 militants killed in 4 months

The government of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province today claimed that around 92 militants have been killed in the region in the last four months.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016, 01:07 AM IST

Karachi: The government of Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province today claimed that around 92 militants have been killed in the region in the last four months.

Balochistan home minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti told media that around 417 targeted operations were carried out in the province in the last four months.

"The operations were carried out to root out militants of banned separatist outfits and terrorists involved in sectarian violence and terrorism," Bugti said.

He confirmed that the frontier corps had successfully carried out an operation this week in the Kalat district in which around 15 militants were killed.

Bugti said that the FC during its operations in the last four months had arrested 1,844 suspects and recovered 820 weapons, 56,986 rounds of ammunition and 10,727 kgs of explosives, adding that 6,151 other persons who could not produce their travel documents were also detained.

The Balochistan government last Wednesday also claimed that security forces had arrested an Afghan intelligence agent near the Pakistan-Afghan border region of Chaman who was in possession of several explosives, ammunition and weapons.