At least 10 suspected militants and two security personnel were killed in a gun battle in Balochistan's Kohlu district area on Monday.
The clash between militants and security forces took place after Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Frontier Corps (FC) launched a search operation acting on a tip-off to wipe the militants.
Two Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) commanders Jamir and Baloch Khan were killed in the operation.
A spokesperson for FC said the suspected militants belonged to a banned outfit and were previously involved in attacks on security forces, target killings and other terrorist activities, reports the Express Tribune.
Last month, at least two suspected militants were killed and 35 others rounded up in Quetta in a search operation, which was launched after a deadly suicide attack in the city a day ago.
On February 6, at least 12 people, including four paramilitary FC troops, were killed and 37 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted an FC convoy in Quetta. A faction of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Khurasani Group, had claimed responsibility for the attack.