QUETTA: At least four suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up during an intelligence-based operation (IBO) conducted by security forces in Balochistan’s Loralai district on Tuesday.
According to sources, personnel from the Counter-Terrorism Department and other security agencies conducted the raid in Nasirabad area of Loralai.
At least four security personnel were injured during the raid and taken to Loralai hospital, police officials said.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the suspected terrorists were involved in several attacks in the province, including the one in Ziarat where six Levies personnel were killed on March 20.
A police source said that a mastermind of attacks on the levies personnel was also among the suspects who blew themselves up.
A large cache of weapons, suicide jackets and heavy explosives, personal belongings including service cards and NICs of Levies personnel killed at Sanjawi were also recovered, ISPR said.
Loralai has witnessed a sharp rise in violent attacks by militants in the recent past.
In another development, two terrorists of a banned outfit have also been killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Tehsil Draban of Dera Ismail Khan district, Radio Pakistan reported.