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Three Pakistani Security Personnel Killed In Balochistan Ambush


The resource-rich Balochistan Province has been plagued by sectarian violence, Islamist militant attacks, and a separatist insurgency that has led to thousands of casualties since 2004.

Pakistani officials say three security personnel have been killed in an ambush on a convoy carrying paramilitary troops in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan.

The attack on the Frontier Corps convoy took place on September 4 in Panjgur district, some 520 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital, Quetta.

Reports said a lieutenant colonel was among those killed.

Three other troops were reported wounded.

No group has yet claimed the attack, but a security official was quoted as saying it was presumably carried out by Baluch separatists.

The resource-rich Balochistan Province has been plagued by sectarian violence, Islamist militant attacks, and a separatist insurgency that has led to thousands of casualties since 2004.

With reporting by AFP

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