Three Pakistani soldiers killed in militant attack Jul 15, 2020 0 74 12345 Islamabad Militants on Tuesday opened fire on Pakistani security forces, killing three soldiers and wounding eight others in the country’s troubled southwest, the military said.The incident took place near Gichak Valley in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province which borders Afghanistan and Iran.“Security forces were on routine patrolling when they came under terrorist fire that killed three soldiers and wounded eight others including an officer,” a senior security official told AFP.The “condition of five security officials is critical,” a military statement said, adding that injured soldiers had been evacuated to a combined military hospital in the provincial capital Quetta.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but Baluch separatists demanding greater autonomy have been waging an insurgency for years in the region, while the province is also riven by sectarian strife and Islamist violence.Mineral-rich Balochistan is the largest of Pakistan’s four provinces, but its roughly seven million inhabitants have long complained they do not receive a fair share of its gas and mineral wealth. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Third of Bangladesh underwater as monsoon drenches region Jul 15, 2020 0 417 Libya tensions rise after Egypt threat to intervene Jul 15, 2020 0 440 Russian, Turkish troops wounded in bomb attack in Syria’s Idlib Jul 15, 2020 0 500 House-to-house check on COVID-19 patients in Philippines DPA Manila Philippine police will go from house to house in search for COVID-19 patients who should be isolated in quarantine facilities to boost efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus, an official said .. Indian state of Bihar to go into lockdown: Deputy chief minister New Delhi The northern Indian state of Bihar, which has a population around 125 million people, will go into a 15-day coronavirus lockdown to combat coronavirus, its deputy chief minister said Tuesday. “Bihar .. Two men executed in Iran after bomb attack Tehran Two men have been executed in Iran after a bomb attack in the city of Mahabad in West Azerbaijan province in 2010, the local judicial agency said, according to the ISNA news agency. Both were hanged in the provincial .. Ethiopia partially restores internet after two-week shutdown AFP Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Tuesday partially restored internet connectivity two weeks after taking the entire country offline in response to protests and ethnic violence prompted by the murder of a pop singer. Wifi .. US forces pull out of five military bases in Afghanistan DPA Kabul American troops have withdrawn from five military bases in Afghanistan based on provisions of an agreement Washington signed with the Taliban late in February, both sides confirmed on Tuesday. The two sides .. Iran reports 179 new virus deaths Tehran Iran on Tuesday reported 179 new deaths from the novel coronavirus as authorities announced a decision to once more shutter some businesses in the capital to contain the virus’ resurgence. Health ministry .. Algeria reports 527 new coronavirus cases, highest daily record DPA Algiers Algeria has recorded 527 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, health authorities said, the highest single-day increase in the North African country. In recent weeks, the number of infections in ..