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A security official, who declined to be named, said the dead militants belonged to two Baloch separatist groups.  —AFP/File
A security official, who declined to be named, said the dead militants belonged to two Baloch separatist groups. —AFP/File

QUETTA: An armed clash between two separatist groups left at least 20 militants dead in Balochistan's Kohlu and Dera Bugti districts late Monday night.

The local administration, however, could not verify the number of casualties.

"Yes people have been killed, but we are not sure about the number of casualties", a levies official told Dawn.com via telephone.

The clash took place in Pir Suri Darbar and Han Nullah, the two areas located at the border between Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts of the restive province.

Both sides used heavy weapons against each other for a long time.

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A security official who declined to be named since he was not authorised to speak to media told Dawn.com that all the dead militants belonged to two Baloch separatist groups.

Several militants were also injured during the exchange of fire, he said.

The situation in the area remained tense owing to the clash and people remained confined to their homes as result of firing.

Dera Bugti and Kohlu districts are considered to be the most sensitive districts of Balochistan. Militants in the area have been targeting vital national installations and security forces in the area for the past several years.

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Comments (12) Closed

Jun 30, 2015 01:22am

Made my day, die terrorist die, preferably while fighting each other.

Jun 30, 2015 01:25am

"Kaante se kaantaa nikal gaya" anyone worried about it. Untill unless civilians are caught in the firefight no one needs to be worried, let terrorists kill each other.

Kamal Pasha.
Jun 30, 2015 01:25am

Better for the country. We must encourage them to fight with each other.

Jun 30, 2015 02:37am

We should have more of this.

Jun 30, 2015 02:59am

There is no honor among thieves.

Jun 30, 2015 03:25am

Excellent! Let them kill each other. Good for country.

Sajjad Hussain
Jun 30, 2015 03:31am

Rather than fighting with your homeland(Pakistan), it would be better for your generations to fight for Pakistan.

Jun 30, 2015 04:39am

Good news, these groups should clash more with each other.

Jun 30, 2015 05:08am

Good. Keep fighting against each other, and terminate each other!

Jun 30, 2015 07:06am

These people do not value life. They have no idea of what human means!

Jun 30, 2015 07:59am

Well done. We need more such clashes until Balochistan gets cleaned.

Jun 30, 2015 12:29pm

Excellent news . Let us hope these foreign funded terrorists and separatists keep fighting each other .