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Pakistan Army captain killed in Balochistan

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Islamabad, August 23: A Pakistan Army captain was killed and two soldiers were injured after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by terrorists in Balochistan’s Gichik area, the military’s media affairs wing said on Sunday.

The injured soldiers were shifted to a medical facility in Khuzdar, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

There has been an uptick in violence in the restive Balochistan, with several incidents of terrorism reported this year, targeting both civilians as well as security forces.

Earlier this week, two children were killed and four others, including a Chinese national, were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up targeting a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals in Gwadar.

Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), Majeed Brigade, had claimed responsibility for the attack.

On August 8, two policemen were martyred and 12 others injured in an explosion near Quetta’s Serena Hotel. Six civilians were also wounded in the blast.

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