QUETTA: Frontier Corps (FC) recovered a kidnapped man during a search operation carried out in the Dera Bugti area of Balochistan.
Five militants were killed and one personnel of security force died during the raid.
Colonel Faraz of Frontier Corps Sibi Scouts while briefing media on Monday along with the recovered man said FC in search of Och Power Plant’s missing employees, launched a search operation in RD 238 area near Pat Feeder Canal.
The miscreants hiding in a house, opened fire at the raiding team, killing FC Jawan Gul Marjaan instantly.
Five armed men were also killed in the encounter that continued for several hours.Later, a man identified as Tariq Ali, resident of Goth Ali Lashari of Thul was recovered from the house.
Tariq on the occasion told media that armed masked men kidnapped him from his flourmill one month back and shifted to unknown location.
“They phoned my family members and demanded Rs 2 million as ransom,” he added. However, the prompt action of FC secured his life as the captors had threatened to kill me if their demand were not met.