ISLAMABAD - At least 10 ‘externally sponsored’ terrorists were killed in an intelligence based operation in Hoshab area of Balochistan, Pakistan Army said on Wednesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces received information of presence of terrorists' camp and hideout in general area of Hoshab in Balochistan and conducted an operation to apprehend externally sponsored enemies of peace in the province.

Terrorist commander Master Asif alias Mukesh also killed during operation in Hoshab

These terrorists were involved in attacks on security forces: ISPR

“Once the troops started cordoning the area, terrorists tried to flee their hideout and opened indiscriminate fire whereby, a heavy exchange of fire ensued. Resultantly, 10 terrorists, including terrorist Commander Master Asif alias Mukesh, killed in exchange of fire,” the ISPR said. These terrorists were involved in recent firing and attack on security forces incidents in Turbat and Pasni areas. In addition, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered which was planned for use against security forces. Operations to eliminate perpetrators of terrorist acts will continue and they will not be allowed to sabotage peace, stability and progress of Balochistan.