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Soldiers Injured In Attack In Southwest Pakistan

At least four Pakistani soldiers have been injured in an attack in the restive southwestern province of Balochistan.

The attack on the paramilitary Frontier Corps' patrol on September 20 happened in the Bolan district close to the provincial capital, Quetta.

The troops were carrying out an operation against separatist ethnic Baluch rebels in the area.

A separatist faction, the Baloch Republican Army, has accepted responsibility for the attack and has said that seven soldiers were killed in the assault.

The arid, sparsely populated, and mineral-rich Balochistan makes up nearly half of Pakistan's territory.

During the past decade, thousands of civilians, militants, and soldiers have been killed in attacks by sectarian groups, Baluch separatists, and military operations.

Based on reporting by and