The province has seen attacks by Tehreek-e-Taliban rebels in recent months
Quetta, September 11
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and another was seriously hurt when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their convoy in the country's restive Balochistan province. The Frontier Corps South soldiers, who were attacked in the mountainous Buleda area of Kech district, returned the fire but the attackers managed to flee, officials said.
Balochistan has been facing low-level violence by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) rebels and Baloch nationalists in recent months. In the past three weeks, two major attacks have been reported. On September 5, a suicide bomber of the outlawed TTP blew himself up in the province, killing four security personnel and injuring 20 civilians.
The suicide attack took place less than two weeks after three Levies police personnel were killed and as many injured when their vehicle hit a landmine in Ziarat district. — PTI