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Three Paramilitary Forces Killed In Northwest Pakistan


Pakistani officials say gunmen have opened fire on a vehicle carrying members of the Frontier Constabulary paramilitary force in the country’s northwest, killing three of them.

A senior police officer said the attack took place in the morning of May 25 near Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, which borders Afghanistan.

The attackers, who were riding on motorcycles, managed to escape the scene.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack.

The area has long been a center of Islamic militancy in Pakistan, and Peshawar itself has seen a number of large-scale militant attacks.

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