Quetta: The mastermind of Quetta Civil Hospital carnage was killed in a raid in Pishin district on Monday.

“Jehangir Badini alias Ameer Sahab, the mastermind of the bombing, was among five militants killed in the raid in the Huramzai area of Pishin,” Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti told a news conference.

IGP Ahsan Mehboob and Home Secretary Akbar Harifal were also present on the occasion.

At least five terrorists were killed and several arrested on Monday.

On a tip off over the presence of terrorists in the vicinity, security forces conducted an operation and killed five terrorists from a banned outfit, while a security personnel also injured in exchange of fire.

Weapons, explosives, and foreign currency were recovered from the terrorists, Levies officials said.

Around 72 people – including 53 top lawyers of Balochistan – were killed on August 8 when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the midst of a crowd of lawyers who had gathered at the hospital to mourn the fatal shooting of Bilal Anwar Kasi, the president of the Balochistan Bar Association.