Five Pakistani Policemen Reportedly Killed in Raid in Disputed Gilgit-Baltistan Area

© AP Photo / B.K. BangashPakistani police officer. (File)
Pakistani police officer. (File) - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five police officers were killed in an exchange of fire with suspects during a midnight raid in the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan area in the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday, Geo TV reported, citing officials.

Another five officers from the Gilgit counter-terrorism department sustained injuries.

The incident happened in the Chilas area in the Diamer district, when suspects opened fire on the officers.

​The investigation into the incident is underway. Caretaker Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister Mir Afzal Khan said that "the suspects were involved in trading weapons, apart from terrorist activities", according to the Pakistani channel.

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