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At least eight security personnel were injured in Balochistan's Panjgoor district when a military convoy was ambushed, security officials told DawnNews.

"The security personnel were moving through the district's mountainous Gichak area to conduct a raid against miscreants when they were fired upon," said a security official.

The injured security personnel were rushed to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Extra forces were called to the area after the ambush and started a search operation.

No arrests were reported after the incident.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack. Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri strongly condemned the attack.

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.