Gunmen kill 2 Pakistani troops, wound 4 near Iran border

A Pakistani official says gunmen killed two security troops as they were patrolling a border region near Iran

Four other troops were also wounded in the attack in the town of Turbat in impoverished Baluchistan province, said provincial interior minister Ziaullah Longove.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Such attacks have been blamed on militants and small separatist groups. Baluchistan has long been the scene of a low-level insurgency by armed groups demanding more autonomy for the region and a greater share in the gas and mineral resources there.

The government claims it has quelled the insurgency but violence has continued.