10 Pakistani soldiers killed

10 Pakistani soldiers killed
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Unidentified militants attacked Pakistani security forces in the tribal North Waziristan district and the restive Balochistan province on Saturday, killing 10 soldiers, including an officer.

In the first incident, six Pakistan Army soldiers werekilled when the terrorists opened fire on a border patrolling party near Gurbazarea of North Waziristan district bordering Afghanistan. The Pakistani militarysaid in a statement that "terrorists from across the border fired onPakistan Army border patrolling party near Gurbaz, killing 6 soldiers".

"Terrorists killed four security personnel when theyfired upon a contingent of Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan troops during acombing/sensitisation operation between Hushab and Turbat," said PakistaniArmy's media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) about the secondattack.

The killing of the six soldiers on the Pak-Afghan border andof four in Balochistan "is the sacrifice Pakistan (is) making for peace inthe region", Pakistan military's spokesman Director General Major Gen AsifGhafoor tweeted.

"My condolences and prayers go to the families of the10 brave soldiers, including an officer…" Pakistan Prime Minister ImranKhan said in a tweet. Pakistan and Afghanistan accuse each other of harbouringterrorist groups that carry out attacks across the border.Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of supporting theTaliban, a charge Pakistan denies.

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