Karachi: At least 12 militants including two commanders of the outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army were killed on Monday in clashes with security forces in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.
The 12 militants at Nasau area in Kohli district of the southwestern province were killed in an exchange of fire during a targeted operation by Frontier Corps and security forces, a senior official said.
Two commanders of banned Balochistan Liberation Army, Jamir and Baloch Khan, were also killed in the search operation, The Express Tribune reported.
A large cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from their possession. The militants were involved in previous attacks on security forces, targeted killings and other terrorist activities.
Pakistan’s security forces have intensified their attacks in the Balochistan province after the launch of the National Action Plan in December 2014 to combat terrorism.