Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers

Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers
A Pakistani army vehicle full of soldiers moves towards the Army Public School in northwestern Peshawar after an attack by Taliban militants on the school. Photo taken December 16, 2014 (Reuters)
Updated 27 July 2019

Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers

Pakistani military says militant attacks killed 10 soldiers
  • First attack targeted a military patrol near a security post in North Waziristan, killing six soldiers
  • Second attack during a search operation killed four troops from the paramilitary Frontier Corps near Turbat

ISLAMABAD: 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 Balochistan 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 Balochistan attack. The province has been the scene of a low-level insurgency by Baloch separatists.