Gunmen kill 8 security forces in Pakistan's Quetta

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Posted: Jun 29, 2016 10:40 AM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen have ambushed army and police patrols in the Pakistani city of Quetta, killing eight security forces, officials said Wednesday.

Two gunmen on a motorcycle attacked an army vehicle in a market on Wednesday, killing the four soldiers and wounding a civilian, paramilitary spokesman Khan Wasey said. The four police were shot and killed by militants late Tuesday, police spokesman Shahzada Farhat said. No one has claimed either attack.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province, home to a low-level ethnic separatist insurgency as well as Islamic extremist groups. Several top leaders of the Afghan Taliban are believed to reside in Quetta.