Pakistani troops killed in Baluchistan ambush

Fourteen Pakistani soldiers killed in convoy ambush in apparent attack by Baluch fighters, according to military.

     

    A spokesmen for the paramilitary Frontier Corps has said that gunmen ambushed one of the group's convoys in southwestern Pakistan, killing 14 soldiers.

    "Fourteen paramilitary personnel, including a major, were killed and several others were wounded. Baluch militants were involved," Murtaza Baig, military spokesman, said on Monday.

    Ten others were also wounded in the attack, which took place in the Musa Khel district, 150km northeast of the provincial capital Quetta.

    The troops were ambushed while guarding a private coal-mining project. The scene of the attack was not far from Sui town, where two other soldiers were killed in a bombing on Saturday.

    Baluch rebels rose up in 2004 to demand political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the province's wealth of natural resources.

    Baluchistan borders Afghanistan and Iran.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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