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Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers

AP  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's military says militant attacks in the country's northwest and southwest have killed 10 soldiers.

The military says both attacks took place on Saturday. The first attack targeted a military patrol near a security post in the Gurbaz area of North Waziristan.

It says the shooting came from across the Afghan border and left six soldiers dead.

The second attack, during a search operation, killed four troops from the paramilitary Frontier Corps near Turbat in southwestern Baluchistan province.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the North Waziristan attack, a region that still sees attacks though the military says it's cleared tribal areas of militants.

There was no claim for the Baluchistan attack. The province has been the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baluch separatists. Islamic militants also operate there.

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First Published: Sat, July 27 2019. 19:05 IST
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