Pakistani forces kill 5 militants, arrest 7 suspects

Staff Report

QUETTA -- At least five militants were killed recently and seven suspects nabbed in Balochistan and Punjab, Pakistani officials said.

The Frontier Corps (FC) killed three militants recently and made five arrests in the Turbat area of FC spokesman Khan Wasey said October 5, according to Dawn.

Troops destroyed two militant camps and seized a weapon cache, he added.

In Quetta, the Balochistan capital, police recently killed two gunmen who ambushed their van, Dawn reported October 5. One police officer was injured.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) October 5 in Lahore detained two suspected operatives of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL), Dunya TV reported.

In Karachi, Sindh Province, police October 5 found a weapon cache inside a house, Geo News reported. It was the biggest weapon seizure in Karachi history.

A suspect in custody tipped off police about the weapons, which required five trucks to transport out of the house, Karachi Additional Inspector-General Mushtaq Meher said, adding that terrorists were allegedly storing the weapons for an attack during Muharram.

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