QUETTA: Balochistan Frontier Corps (FC) Sunday killed more than 10 separatist rebels in the violence-stricken district of Balochistan as part of a fresh operation to quell a long-running insurgency, officials said.
The operation in Dera Bugti district’s Gandyari town, 250 kilometres southeast of the capital Quetta, came just three days after troops killed 30 militants in the same area. Officials said the town, close to the borders of Balochistan, Sindh and Punjab provinces, was the hub of a separatist movement carrying out attacks on trains, bridges and security forces. “We can confirm that 10 militants of the outlawed Balochistan Republican Army (BRA) have been killed in an operation in Gandyari today,” Manzoor Ahmed, a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps, said.
Meanwhile, a NATO tanker came under gunfire in Dera Murad Jamali and was burnt down, on Sunday. According to police, the NATO container, which was en route to Chaman from Karachi and onward to Afghanistan, was attacked by two armed men on a bike in the Bair Chowki of Dera Allah Yar.
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