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Shootout with militants in northwest Pakistan kills 2 troops

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QUETTA, Pakistan – Gunfight with militants in northwest Pakistan on Saturday killed two soldiers, said authorities as a counter-terrorism task force arrested suspected of involvement in recent killing of a former main judge of the troubled southwestern province of Balochistan of the country.

According to military statement, shootout took place in Darazind area, in area of Dera Ismail Khan in northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which for been a stronghold for many years of various Islamic militant groups.

The statement said that during the intensive exchange of firetwo soldiers were mortally wounded. BUT military Then actions were taken to eliminate the fleeing militants, this added.

Separately, there is the task of countering terrorism in the country. force announced in arrest of that man behind in killing of Balochistan former chief justiceNur Mohammad Meskanzai.

Senior officer Aytizaz Goraya told reporters that Shafkatulla Yalanzai had been arrested. in Haran, where the judge was killed in a gun attack near the mosque two weeks ago. The officer said the suspect was a member of outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army, which claimed responsibility for in killing.

Goraya claimed that the suspect allegedly confessed to his role in murder and also revealed details about group.

Balochistan who is rich in mineral resources, there was a scene of low-level insurgency by separatist groups for over two decades. Pakistan military claims to have quelled the rebellion, but violence continues in in area.

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Derrick Santistevan
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