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Terrorist attacks claim three lives, injure six in Pakistan

Islamabad, Three policemen were killed while six people, including two Chinese nationals, were injured in two separate terrorist incidents in Pakistan on Saturday, local media reported.

The three policemen were killed in a militant attack on a police checkpoint in northern city of Gilgit's Kargah area.

The police checkpoint was attacked by at least ten militants and two were killed in retaliatory firing by police officials, the remaining attackers managed to escape after the attack.

Meanwhile at least six people, including two Chinese nationals, were injured in an alleged suicide attack on a convoy of Saindak Copper-Gold project employees in the Chaghai area of Dalbandin district of south western Balochistan.

A pickup vehicle driving ahead of the convoy exploded and damaged the bus carrying employees of the company. Among the injured are two security personnel and two Pakistani employees of Saindak Copper-Gold.

The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and security forces cordoned off the area and initiated an investigation into the attack.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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