Two armed suspects were killed and five others arrested by the Frontier Corps in a targeted operation in Gulistan area of the Qila Abdullah district.
According to media reports, FC personnel moved in the Killi Abdul Rehman Zai area on a tip-off about the presence of some suspects there.
The sources said that the unidentified suspects opened fire at FC personnel when they cordoned off the area and in the ensuing shootout that continued for half an hour two suspects were killed and an FC man was injured.
Five suspects were captured and an unspecified quantity of rocket launchers, hand-grenades, AK-47 rifles and explosives was seized.
A group of local tribesmen blocked the Quetta-Chaman highway in protest against the operation, suspending the traffic for an hour. The traffic was restored after local administration and Levies removed hurdles from the highway.