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Gunmen open fire on troops at Pakistan polling station

Published on May 11, 2013 7:11 PM
 
People gather near a polling station in a village near Lahore, on May 11, 2013. At least six people, including two paramilitary soldiers, were shot dead on Saturday in more election-related violence in Pakistan's troubled South-West during historic polls, an official said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - At least six people, including two paramilitary soldiers, were shot dead on Saturday in more election-related violence in Pakistan's troubled southwest during historic polls, an official said.

Gunmen opened fire on troops near a polling station in the town of Soorab in Kalat district, 220km southwest of Quetta, the capital of insurgency-hit Balochistan province.

Two soldiers from the Frontier Corps (FC) were killed and four wounded, senior government official Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP.

"FC troops retaliated but the attackers fled on motorbike," he said.

 
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