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Woman among six IS militants killed in encounter in Pakistan: Police

PTI, Sep 4, 2019, 3:10 PM IST

Karachi: A woman was among the at least six militants who were killed in an encounter after security forces raided a terrorist hideout on Wednesday in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, according to a media report.

Five security personnel were injured in the operation carried out by the counter-terrorism police and intelligence agencies near Eastern Bypass in the provincial capital Quetta, Geo TV reported.

According to a spokesperson of the Counter-Terrorism Department, the raid took place after the security agencies received reports about the presence of terrorists in the area.

The woman, who was wearing a suicide jacket, blew himself up during the encounter, the spokesperson said. Authorities also seized weapons and ammunition after the operation from the area, the report said.

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