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Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers
A squad of Pakistan Army personnel on patrol duty - AP photo

Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers

Islamabad, July (AP/UNB) — 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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