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Woman and child among killed in Dasht encounter

Quetta: The security forces claimed that they have killed  four suspected terrorists, including a woman and a child, during an operation in Quetta on Wednesday.

The CTD had launched an operation in Quetta’s Dasht area in the morning against suspected militants of an outlawed group active in the area, sources in CTD said.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Quetta Razzaq Cheema in an afternoon press conference said the operation had been conducted after a tip-off from an arrested suspect.

During the operation, an exchange of fire took place between the two sides. Subsequently, personnel of the Frontier Corps and other LEAs reached the site to provide backup.

Seven CTD personnel were injured in the gunfight. One militant blew himself up close to an armored vehicle belonging to the security forces, but there was no human loss, CTD officials said.

Security forces later took over the compound being used by the terrorists. A large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered during a subsequent search operation.

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