QUETTA: Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire yesterday on a check-point of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Pakistan’s troubled southwest, killing one soldier and wounding two, officials said.
The attack happened on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province where a separatist revolt has been waged for almost a decade.
Frontier Corps said one attacker was also killed when troops returned fire but the other escaped. Nobody has so far claimed responsibility. Recent attacks in Quetta have been linked to a Baluch separatist insurgency. The rebels have been fighting since 2004 for political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region’s natural resources. AFP