13 Militants Killed in Pakistan

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Islamabad: At least 13 suspected militants have been killed during a raid by security forces in Pakistan’s troubled southwestern Balochistan province, officials said today..

The incident occurred when security forces launched a search operation was launched in the Awaran district on Sunday night.

“13 suspected militants were killed after exchange of fire with security forces, a huge cache of weapons was recovered from their custody. Their bodies have been moved to a local hospital,” a local administration official said.

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The militants had opened fire on the security forces that retaliated and several militants were also injured but escaped with the help of their fleeing accomplices, the official said.