(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Eight people, including four security personnel, have been killed in three separate clashes with militants in south-west Pakistan and Karachi, officials said on Tuesday.
In a major attack on Monday, militants ambushed a Frontier Corps convoy in the Panjgoor district of Balochistan province, killing three personnel including a lieutenant colonel and wounding three others.
Nobody has so far claimed the attack in Panjgoor, 520 kilometres south-west of Quetta, but a security official said it was presumably carried out by Baloch separatists.
In a separate incident, police in the southern city of Karachi killed four suspected Pakistani Taliban militants in a shoot-out.
"We have killed four militants including a cousin of the chief of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Maulvi Fazlullah in an exchange of fire," said Rao Anwar Ahmed, a senior police official in Karachi.
"We had raided a hideout in Malir area but it led to the shoot-out."
In another incident in Karachi, suspected militants killed a police official and wounded another when they raided a house to detain a suspect for an assassination attempt on an MP on Saturday.
Two people — a 10-year-old boy and a security guard — were killed in that attack.