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Bomb kills three soldiers in Pakistan: officials

A man rides his motorcycle during heavy rain in Islamabad February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

QUETTA, Pakistan: A bomb blast on Saturday killed at least three paramilitary soldiers and wounded six others in Pakistan's restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.

The roadside bomb hit a patrol vehicle around 200 kilometres (miles) south of Quetta on a main road linking Baluchistan to the port city of Karachi.

"At least three soldiers were martyred and six others were wounded, when a bomb planted by miscreants exploded on the national highway," Frontier Corps spokesman Abdul Wasay told AFP.

Baluchistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, is rife with separatist and Islamist militants and plagued by sectarian bloodshed.

Pakistani officials refer to Baluch insurgents, who have been waging a bloody low-level separatist struggle for a decade, as "miscreants".

Nobody immediately claimed the responsibility for the attack. Local intelligence officials confirmed the bombing and casualties.

 

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