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3 killed, 6 injured in check post raid in S.W. Pakistan

03-23-2012 15:11 BJT

ISLAMABAD, March 23 (Xinhua) -- At least three security personnel were killed and six others injured when a check post in Pakistan's southwest district of Zhob was attacked by unknown militants on Friday morning, local media reported.

Local Urdu TV channel Geo said that five security personnel also went missing during the attack.

The five missing security personnel could have been kidnapped by the militants as they often did in the past. Earlier this year, 15 security personnel kidnapped by militants in a check post attack were later killed.

Earlier on Friday morning, an unknown number of militants launched an attack at the Mir Ali Khalil check post in Zhob, a district located some 260 km northeast of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province in southwest Pakistan.

The militants fled the scene after the attack. No casualties on the side of the attackers were reported.

Prior to this, a roadside remote-controlled bomb targeting a security forces' convoy injured two children in Pakistan's northwest district of Charsadda. This was followed by another remote-controlled bomb attack on a paramilitary camp in the Wana area of South Waziristan, reportedly killing one security person and injuring three others.

Since last Monday a series of terrorist attacks targeting at the police and security forces were reported in the country, mostly small-scale raids that causing minor casualties.

Editor:Wang Lingfei |Source: Xinhua

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