Islamabad, Oct 23 | Nine Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed during a raid in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, a police official said on Saturday.
The police forces of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) conducted the intelligence-based raid on Friday after getting confirmed information about the militants hiding in the Roshi area of Mastung district of the province, CTD official Mehmood Ali told Xinhua news agency.
As soon as the CTD personnel entered and cordoned off the area, the terrorists opened fire and tried to flee, causing the police to respond effectively, said the official, adding that nine of the terrorists were killed during an intense exchange of fire.
The killed militants were involved in a number of recent terror activities in Balochistan, according to the CTD.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including explosives, hand grenades and assault rifles were also recovered from the group’s hideout during the operation.
Dalal Street found no relief with incessant sell off during the month. Nifty traded on a bearish note and ended at 16025.80 with loss of 99.35 points or 0.62 percent following weak global cues on Wednesday. While Banknifty closed at 34339.50 on the higher side with marginal gain of 49.35 points.
The weakness in US stocks is playing out globally with signs of higher inflation, which has spoiled investors’ appetite for the Indian market as well. Rising India VIX to 25.28 has led Indices to big intraday swings on both sides. Sectorally maximum sectors closed on the negative side as Nifty IT and Nifty Media sheds more than 3 percent each. While Nifty Financial Services ended on a positive side gaining 0.68 percent.
In nifty stocks, NTPC, HDFCLIFE, SBILIFE were the top gainers while ASIANPAINT, ADANIPORT and TECHM were the prime laggards. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 16200 followed by 16300 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15800 strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed three black crow patterns in the daily chart suggesting bearishness would remain intact. We expect a rise in volatility as well on monthly expiry day.
Riding against the trend may not be beneficial for short term traders. All major moving averages are lying above 16300 levels. Indicators such as MACD and RSI are still struggling to overcome the oversold zone in the daily time frame. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15800 mark while on the upside 16300 may act as an immediate resistance for monthly expiry. While Banknifty has support around 33500 while resistance is placed at 35200 on the daily chart.
Source: Choice India