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Pakistan says 11 Daesh militants killed in raid


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Gulf Today Report

Pakistan’s counter-terrorism units raided a hideout of the Daesh group in the restive southwestern Baluchistan province before dawn on Tuesday, setting off a shootout that killed 11 militants, the police said.

The units, acting on intelligence, carried out the raid in the district of Mastung, where Daesh militants had recently killed two police officers. The police said suicide belts, hand grenades and assault rifles were confiscated in the raid.


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The counter-terrorism department provided no further details and the nationality of the slain militants was not immediately known. The counter-terrorism police are a special branch of the police that fights militant groups, according to The Associated Press.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province where Daesh group has claimed several attacks in recent years. Daesh has regional affiliates in both Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.


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