6 Baloch militants killed in Pakistani operation

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Karachi, Mar 9: Six militants of a banned outfit, including a top commander, were killed today by Pakistani security forces in an operation in the troubled Balochistan province during which two security personnel also died.

The militants linked to the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) were killed in Sibi district of the province. Balochistan government spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said those killed included Aslam Acho, alias Meerak Baloch, second- in-command of the BLA.

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"He was among those killed when security forces carried out a raid on an intelligence tip-off," Kakar said, adding that the commander carried a head-money of Rs six million.

"He was also a spokesman for the proscribed outfit." The spokesman said two security personnel were also killed in the shootout with militants.


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