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Three Balochistan militants, Pakistan soldier killed in shootout 

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Baloch separatist groups have often claimed such attacks in the recent past.

Published: 14th August 2021 03:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2021 03:53 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan Army

For representational purposes (File Photo | AFP)

By PTI

QUETTA: Pakistani security forces killed three militants during a shootout on Saturday following an attack on a security patrol in the restive southwestern Balochistan province, the military said.

In a brief statement, the military said there was an exchange of gunfire after militants opened fire on a security vehicle near Shahrig in the Loralai district.

One soldier was also killed and two were wounded during the exchange.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Baloch separatist groups have often claimed such attacks in the recent past.

Balochistan has been the scene of frequent militant attacks and a long-running insurgency by groups seeking independence for the mineral- and gas-rich province bordering Iran and Afghanistan.

The Pakistani Taliban also have a presence there.



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