Eight militants , including commander of a banned outfit, have been killed in operations in Panjgur and Kalat districts of Balochistan.

Fifteen militants were also arrested and their two camps destroyed during the operation.  

Search operations are also in progress in Zhob and its adjoining areas to track down nine people, who were kidnapped by undefined armed men on Sunday last.

Addressing a news conference in Quetta, Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti warned that stern action would be taken against all foreign funded armed lashkars.

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