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Three security personnel killed in Gwadar attack

Updated Jan 09, 2015 04:10pm

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Four personnel were also injured when the attackers opened indiscriminate fire at a security forces convoy.—File Photo
Four personnel were also injured when the attackers opened indiscriminate fire at a security forces convoy.—File Photo

QUETTA: Armed militants on Friday attacked a security forces convoy and killed three personnel near Gwadar, a port city in restive Balochistan province.

Security sources told Dawn that four personnel were injured in the attack in Sansar area near Gwadar. They said that miscreants opened indiscriminate fire at the convoy and three soldiers were killed on the spot.

The miscreants escaped from the spot after the attack, they added. A search operation was launched following the attack and more security personnel were called in to the area to apprehend the assailants.

Security forces were on routine patrolling in the area when they were attacked. Police and levies also reached the spot as investigation into the incident went underway.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, security officials suspect Baloch separatist militant groups could be behind the attack.

Separatist insurgents in the area have been targeting security forces, government officials and vital national installations for over a decade.

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Comments (4) Closed



Omar Jan 09, 2015 03:48pm

RIP heroes! PAK Army , Pakistani nation is with you!

Rana Jan 09, 2015 04:17pm

Someone must show this to our lordship.

Erik Jan 09, 2015 06:37pm

Indians must be responded in same words. Time to support Naxalites and Kashmiris.

Akram Jan 09, 2015 08:14pm

Baluchistan CM needs to redouble efforts to bring peace to the province. Its the Balochis who will suffer without peace most.