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10 militants killed in clashes in Balochistan

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 16:04

Islamabad: Ten militants, including two commanders, were killed and several more injured in a clash with troops in Pakistan`s restive Balochistan province today, officials said.

The clash began militants ambushed a Frontier Corps convoy that was on a routine patrol in Dokob area of Mand district, a spokesman said.

The Frontier Corps personnel repulsed?the attack and shot 10 militants while several others suffered injuries. Two militant commanders were among the dead, the spokesman claimed.
Soon after the incident, Frontier Corps personnel launched a search operation in the area.

Baloch nationalist groups and the Taliban are active in Balochistan. Several nationalist groups are waging a campaign for greater autonomy and a say in the exploitation of the province`s abundant natural resources.


First Published: Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 16:04
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