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Top IS leadership targeted in Mastung operation | DAWN.COM
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Top IS leadership targeted in Mastung operation | DAWN.COM

A number of key commanders of the militant Islamic State (IS) group have reportedly been killed in a major intelligence-led counterterrorism operation near Mastung in Balochistan, security officials told Dawn.

The operation in the hills near Mastung started on Friday and was continuing when this report was filed late Saturday night.

The action was prompted by intelligence reports that two Chinese-language instructors kidnapped from Quetta on May 24 were being held in the area. The security forces are said to have recovered the vehicle allegedly used in the kidnapping of the Chinese duo from the area.

Source: Top IS leadership targeted in Mastung operation – Pakistan – DAWN.COM