25 tribesmen, 3 FC personnel killed in Quetta

September 29th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Quetta , Sept 29 (ANI): At least 25 tribesmen and three Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed during the last two days of fighting in Gundoai area of Dera Bugti district, security forces said here last evening.

They sources said that rocket launchers, mortars and heavy machine-guns were used in the fighting which had begun on Saturday and continued till Sunday afternoon. We have information that 25 militants have been killed in two days of fighting, a the Dawn quoted security official as saying.

He said that three FC men had been killed and a dozen others injured. The injured FC personnel had been brought to the Combined Military Hospital in the provincial capital.

Gundoai area has been cleared, the official sources said, adding that a huge quantity of arms and ammunition were seized from two camps of militants which had been destroyed.

They said the militants had fled from the area.

A spokesman for the Baloch Republican Army claimed that more than two dozen security personnel had been killed by the militants. Another spokesman for the FC said all necessary steps would be taken to protect national installations. (ANI)

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