QUETTA: At least five terrorists of a banned outfit were killed in an encounter with security forces and police near Airport Road in Quetta on Monday night.

According to details, security forces and police on a tip-off conducted a raid on a compound of terrorists near Airport Road in Quetta upon which the terrorists opened fire at the raiding party. Security forces returned the fire as a result five terrorists of a banned organization were killed.

Security forces also recovered seven hand grenades, 15 kilograms of explosive material, two home-made bombs, three Kalashnikovs and two pistols from the dead terrorists’ compound.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti have congratulated security forces and police for carrying out successful operation against terrorists.

Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti, terrorists attacked police mobile van on Airport Road. Police returned the attack and killed five terrorists in the exchange of gunfire.

The bodies of the terrorists have been shifted to Civil Hospital.