Suspected Rebels Kill 14 Pakistani Soldiers

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected separatist rebels have killed 14 paramilitary soldiers in Pakistan's southwest.

Officials say gunmen ambushed the troops late Sunday in the Chamalang area of Baluchistan province. A major was among those killed and several soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Baluch rebels have been fighting the government for decades, demanding greater independence and a larger share of the province's natural resources.

In Pakistan's northwest, security officials say two army officers and more than 35 militants were killed Monday during clashes in the Orakzai tribal agency.