Terrorism

Attacks in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa kill at least 12

Pakistan Forward and AFP

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Shown are some of the security personnel killed by an IED in North Waziristan October 15. [ISPR]

ISLAMABAD -- At least 12 people, including six security personnel, were killed Thursday (October 15) in separate militant attacks in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The terrorist group Baloch Raji Aajoi Saangar in a tweeted statement took responsibility for the ambush in Gwadar, Balochistan.

At least six people in a convoy of oil workers were killed by gunmen, officials said.

The dead included paramilitary troops and workers from the state Oil and Gas Development Co., a senior official told AFP.

"The death toll may rise," he said, requesting anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to media.

Meanwhile, a roadside bomb killed one officer and five soldiers in a security force convoy near Razmak, North Waziristan, Inter Services Public Relations said in a statement Thursday.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility.

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