QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) - Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Sunday on a checkpoint of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in Pakistan's troubled south-west, killing one soldier and wounding two others, officials said.
The attack happened on the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province where a separatist revolt has been waged for almost a decade.
Frontier Corps spokesman Abdul Wasey, who gave the casualty toll, said one of the attackers was killed when troops returned fire but the other escaped.
A police official, Bashir Brohi, confirmed the incident and casualties.
Nobody has so far claimed responsibility for the shooting.
Most recent attacks in Quetta have been linked to a Baluch separatist insurgency.
The rebels have been fighting since 2004 for political autonomy and a greater share of profits from the region's natural oil, gas and mineral resources.
Baluchistan is also a flashpoint for surging sectarian violence between Pakistan's majority Sunni Muslims and Shiites, who account for around a fifth of the country's 180 million people.