20 insurgents eliminated in Pakistan raids
Two rebel bases were also wiped out in the shelling by in Shakar Tangi and Saifal Dara areas of Kurram Agency, a local intelligence official said.
The air raid came hours after 13 militants, including the commander of an outlawed insurgent group, were killed in the Turbat district of southwestern Balochistan province.
The Frontier Corps claimed the men were involved in last week’s killing of 20 workers of a construction company. Paramilitary troops launched the operation in Gubain area and shot dead 13 rebels, including commander Hayat.
On Monday, five suspected militants, including two commanders of the regional branch of Al Qaeda, were killed during an encounter in the port city of Karachi.
Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel raided the terrorist hideout in the Khairabad area of Orangi Town. CTD official Raja Omar Khattab said the raid was followed by a gunfight.
He added the fighters detonated hand grenades and used other sophisticated weapons during the firefight, damaging to an armoured personnel carrier. The hideout was used as a bomb factory.
Khattab said: “We have recovered a huge cache of explosives, chemicals, detonators, as well as three suicide jackets, laptops and literature for making bombs.”
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