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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in roadside bomb blast

A roadside bomb has killed four soldiers in a town in south-west Pakistan close to the Iranian border.

Local police official Mir Aslam said the bomb exploded as a patrol passed through the town of Turbat in Baluchistan province, which borders both Afghanistan and Iran.

The Pakistani army said in a statement that another three troops were injured in the explosion on Sunday, and no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Baluchistan province has long dealt with an insurgency by nationalist and separatist groups who want bigger shares in regional resources. Taliban and al-Qaida-linked sectarian outfits also operate in the region.

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