Islamabad, June 14: At least five militants were killed during a search operation in Quetta city in Pakistan on Tuesday morning, a provincial minister said. Police launched the operation on a tip-off over the presence of suspected militants in Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan, provincial Home Minister Sarfaraz Bugti as saying. Also Read - Pakistan Fails to Comply on 6/27 Points on Action Plan, to Remain on Terror-Financing Watchdog FATF’s Grey List
The militants opened fire when the police raided their hideout. The police retaliated and all five militants were killed in the operation.(ALSO READ:Four policemen, 13 IS militants killed in Afghanistan clash). Also Read - Pakistani Money Heist Titled '50 Crore' Triggers Hilarious Meme Fest on Twitter, Fans Call it 'Sasta Version'
The militants, associated with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, were involved in target killing of policemen and security forces in the province, the minister said. Also Read - India Pushes For Pakistan to Remain on FATF Grey List, Says Pak Continues to be Safe Haven for Terrorists