Frontier Corps spokesman says Balochistan Republic Army militants were targeted in Gandyari town.
Paramilitary forces on Sunday killed over 10 separatist rebels in Balochistan province as part of a fresh operation to quell a long-running insurgency, officials said.
The operation in Dera Bugti district’s Gandyari town 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 the 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,” said Manzoor Ahmed, a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Balochistan.
“The forces started operation against the BRA militants early in the morning after receiving information that they are hiding there,” Ahmed said. The death toll could not be independently verified.