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Militant attack kills 4 paramilitary personnel in SW Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- At least four paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed by unknown assailants who opened fire at their vehicle in Quetta city of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, security officials said Wednesday.
The security personnel were on routine patrol when attacked by miscreants in Dukkani Baba area of Sariab Road in Quetta, Deputy Inspector General Quetta Razzaq Cheema told the media.
The security forces reached the site of the incident and an investigation went underway, Cheema added, noting the rescue teams shifted the bodies of the deceased to the nearest government hospital.
According to local media, banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility of the attack.
The security forces have recently faced several attacks in the resources rich Balochistan province.
Earlier last month, at least seven people were killed on Zarghoon Road when a suicide bomber rammed into a parked police truck. (end) sbk.ma