2 Pakistani security men killed in militant attack

| Friday, March 20, 2015 - 16:45
First Published |

Islamabad: At least two security personnel were killed today when militants attacked an administration official in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province.

The convoy of Deputy Commissioner of Kharan district, Kharan Raziq Dilawary, was attacked in Rachil area.

A security official said that two personnel of Levies force guarding the DC were killed and another two injured in the attack. The deputy commissioner was unhurt.

"The forces fought back and killed one attacker and arrested another alive," he said.

More security forces were sent to the area and a hunt was launched for the attackers.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack but Baloch separatist rebels are active in the area and often target the security forces.

The separatists allege that the federal government is robbing the province of its natural resources.

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