Quetta—Paramilitary forces killed three militants at the start of a crackdown on sectarian militant group in Balochistan, officials said on Thursday, following a spate of attacks targeting security forces.
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for gunning down four policemen on Tuesday and four soldiers of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Quetta on Wednesday.
A spokesman for the Frontier Corps said the government had decided to launch an armed operation against LeJ at a late night meeting on Wednesday.
“Three terrorists belonging to LeJ have been killed in an armed clash with Frontier Corps and intelligence personnel,” said Khan Wasey, the spokesman for the paramilitary force.
He said the killings took place during a search operation in the early hours of Thursday.
Meanwhile, four rockets were fired at the Khuzdar security check-post on Thursday but fortunately no loss of life was reported.
The rockets, which were fired from an unknown position, landed near the security forces’ check-post. Further investigation into the matter is going on to determine who was behind the attack.