Attacks on Pakistan army bases kill four soldiers, 15 insurgents

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s army successfully repulsed night-time attacks on two southwestern bases that killed four soldiers and 15 insurgents, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad said on Thursday.

A clearance operation is underway in the province of Balochistan, the minister added in a recorded video statement.

An ethnic separatist group, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

(Reporting by Asif Shahzad; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

Photo – Pakistani security officials on a road in Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan. EPA-EFE/FAYYAZ AHMAD

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