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3 FC personnel killed by unknown attackers in Balochistan

3 FC personnel killed by unknown attackers in Balochistan
A paramilitary soldier takes part in combat drills during a ceremony in connection with '53rd Frontier Corps Week' in Peshawar, Pakistan, November 19, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Quetta [Pakistan]: Three paramilitary personnel of Pakistan’s Frontier Corps (FC) were killed and three others were injured after unidentified attackers opened fire on their convoy in Balochistan’s Washuk district on Monday.

“Three FC personnel died while three others, including an officer, were also injured during the attack,” a senior district administration official told the Dawn.

The firing also damaged the FC personnel’s vehicle, the official added.

The attackers managed to run after carrying out the attack, while the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital.

A search operation has been launched in the area to nab the attackers.

There have been numerous attacks on the security forces in Balochistan in the past few months in spite of the FC’s increased intelligence-based operations throughout the province.

Earlier on August 24, two FC soldiers lost their lives when militants ambushed a convoy of security personnel in the Dasht-i-Seyahloo area of Kech district. ( ANI)