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Suspected militants ambush convoy of govt officials in Balochistan's Awaran district

Published Dec 18, 2016 12:02am

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Suspected militants attacked the convoy of a district police officer and the assistant commissioner in Balochistan's Awaran district on Saturday.

"Five levies and police personnel were injured in the attack," said security officials.

However, the district police officer and the assistant commissioner remained unhurt in the attack.

The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Levies and Police personnel reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident.

In a separate incident, Levies personnel found three bodies in Balochistan's Kech district, sources told DawnNews.

The bodies were found in Gomazi area of Kech district. All the victims had received multiple bullet injuries, sources said.

The victims were identified as local people of the district.

Balochistan has been experiencing incidents of violence and targeted killings for over a decade. The largest province of the country by area, is home to a insurgency by ethnic Baloch separatists.

Al Qaeda-linked and sectarian militants also operate in the region. The province shares borders with Afghanistan and Iran.

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