Pakistan: 3 militants, 1 soldier killed in shootout

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani safety forces killed three militants throughout a shootout on Saturday following a militant assault on a safety patrol within the restive southwestern Baluchistan province, the navy stated.

In a quick assertion, the navy stated there was an alternate of gunfire after militants opened hearth on a safety automobile close to Shahrig within the Loralai district. One soldier was additionally killed and two have been wounded in the course of the alternate.

Nobody instantly claimed duty for the assault, however Baluch separatist teams have typically claimed such assaults within the latest previous.

Baluchistan has been the scene of frequent militant assaults and a long-running insurgency by teams in search of independence for the mineral- and gas-rich province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. The Pakistani Taliban even have a presence there.

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