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Pakistani Forces Kill 30 Militants In Balochistan

Pakistani officials say at least 30 separatist militants were killed on April 7 in clashes with security forces in the southwestern province of Balochistan.

Provincial Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti said security forces seized a large quantity of weapons during the raids in the Khuzdar and Kalat districts.

He said 10 soldiers were injured during the operation.

Separatist insurgents fighting for independence blame the federal government of exploiting Balochistan's natural resources but neglecting the poverty of its people.

They frequently launch attacks on government installations and target the security forces.
Based on reporting by dpa and Reuters

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