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Four servicemen fell victim to extremist attacks in Pakistan in one day

Four soldiers were killed by extremists on the eve of Pakistan’s Independence Day, the Pakistan Army’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) service reported on August 15.

Two soldiers were reportedly killed by a detonation of an improvised explosive device in Dr district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on August 13.

On the same day, militants attacked a checkpoint in the Khost district of Balochistan. According to the ISPR, the soldiers succeeded in suppressing the fire of the attackers and began to pursue them. However, when trying to surround the fighters, an intense shootout ensued, and two soldiers were killed.

Earlier, the ISPR denied social media reports about a large concentration of armed supporters of the Tehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan (TTP, banned in the Russian Federation) in the mountainous areas of the country. Referring to intelligence, the press service reported that several armed groups that could have infiltrated from the territory of Afghanistan were observed in deserted mountainous areas.

Earlier, elimination of the three main leaders of the TTP in Afghanistan was reported. In retaliation, Pakistani extremists have already carried out several attacks on government forces.