Eight Soldiers Killed in Pakistan’s Restive Balochistan Province

Seven Pakistani troops were killed by a roadside bomb and an eighth was shot dead by militants in separate May 19 attacks in the southwestern province of Balochistan near Iran, the Pakistani military says.

“Seven soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer, were killed on Wednesday when their vehicle was targeted with a remote-controlled IED [improvised explosive device] in the Machh area of Balochistan,” the armed forces said in a statement. “The vehicle was returning from patrol duty. Meanwhile, another soldier lost his life in an exchange of fire with militants near the Mand area of Balochistan.”

The attacks followed a May 8 assault that killed an officer and five troops whose vehicle was struck by a remote-control IED in the Buleda area, nine miles from the border with Iran.

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Source: The Media Line