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

Security forces and police on a tip-off conducted a raid on a compound of terrorists near Airport Road in the provincial metropolis upon which the terrorists opened fire at the raiding party. Security forces returned the fire and killed five terrorists of a banned organization.

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. Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti have congratulated security forces and police for carrying out successful operation against terrorists.The bodies of the terrorists have been shifted to Civil Hospital.