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Five militants killed in police encounter in Chashma Achozai, Quetta


QUETTA: Five suspected militants have been killed in an encounter in Chashma Achozai area on Monday, the security forces claimed.

The armed men opened fire at a patrolling police van in Chashma Achozai. Police officers stroked back and five militants were killed during the exchange of fire.

Earlier on Sunday, militants ambushed a police party in Chashma Achozai area and injured two policemen.

Personnel of other security agencies reached the site to assist policemen confronting the militants, belonging to a banned militant outfit, a police official told Dawn.

The official told that one policeman was injured during the exchange of fire with militants, and was rushed to the Civil Hospital Quetta for treatment.

After the encounter, people remained confined in their homes as the situation got tense in the area.

The police officer also revealed that the militants were involved in acts of target killing and kidnapping in the area.