Pakistan Army: Soldier killed by Baluchistan militants

QUETTA, Pakistan — Militants killed a Pakistani paramilitary soldier and injured three other people in an ambush on a security patrol in southwestern Baluchistan province, the nation’s army said Sunday.

The attack came two days after militants had ambushed a convoy of petroleum gas and oil business employees, escorted by paramilitary troops, to a coastal highway near the city of Ormara.

Seven workers, who had been working as collateral, for Pakistan’s Oil and Gas Development Company were murdered, together with eight members of Pakistan’s Frontier Corps, which had been providing security for the convoy.

No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday’s ambush about the Frontier Corps. Similar strikes before, such as Thursday’s, have been completed by Baluch separatist groups.

Baluchistan is the spectacle of a long-running insurgency from Baluch secessionist groups such as the Baluchistan Liberation Front and the Baluchistan Liberation Army, which for decades have staged strikes to press their demands for liberty.