4 terrorists, 1 soldier killed in attacks on military camps in SW Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: FEB. 3 – Four terrorists and one soldier were killed when Pakistani security forces repulsed attacks on two camps of paramilitary troops Frontier Corps (FC) in two districts of the country’s southwestern Balochistan province Wednesday night, an army statement said.

The attacks happened in the Panjgur district located near the Pakistan-Iran border, and in the Noshki district located southwest of the provincial capital of Quetta.

Both attacks have been repulsed while inflicting casualties to terrorists, the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said while sharing the preliminary reports of the incidents in the statement.

“In Panjgur, terrorists tried to enter security forces camp from two locations. However, timely response by troops foiled terrorist attempt,” said the statement.

During the exchange of fire, one soldier was killed, while the terrorists fled and their casualties are being ascertained, the ISPR said.

In Noshki, the terrorists attempted to enter FC camp. Four terrorists have been killed, and one officer has been injured during the shootout, the statement added.

Sources from Quetta told Xinhua that military helicopters were also dispatched from the provincial capital to the attack sites for assistance.

The army statement did not mention the identities or affiliation of the attackers, but proscribed organization Baloch Liberation Army claimed the attacks in a statement widely circulating on social media.