QUETTA: The provincial Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed to have killed four suspected terrorists on Wednesday in a three-hour-long operation in Tera Meel area of Dasht, Balochistan.
According to the CTD spokesperson, the suspected terrorists also included a woman. Four security officials were injured in the operation.
It was claimed that the CTD was transporting a suspected terrorist under custody to assist in an operation when the shootout took place.
CTD officials said one terrorist was shot dead by security personnel, one blew himself up killing no one else while the under-custody terrorist was killed in firing from terrorists.
Rescue officials said a five-year-old boy was also brought dead to the hospital and was said to have been killed as a result of the operation.
However, the minor’s killing could not be confirmed by CTD officials.
Following the operation, CTD officials carried out an extensive search of the compound used by the terrorists, saying they recovered large amounts of weapons and explosives.
Sources said a sub-machine gun snatched earlier from a security forces official has also been recovered.
Later, Balochistan Inspector General of Police Mohsin Hassan Butt visited the site of the operation where he was briefed by CTD officials.
Butt praised the CTD team which carried out the operation.