Insurgents fired rockets on a check post of security forces in the restive Balochistan province and killed at least eight security men, officials said.

A check post of coastguards at Sunsar area, some 100 kilometers away from Gwadar, the port city in Balochistan, came under rocket attack at 7 a.m.

Several security men were also injured in the attack and rescue teams have been sent to the remote area to move the dead and injured to Gwadar.

Officials said that the insurgents first fired rockets on the check post and then used automatic weapons to target the security men. They said a total of 14 security personnel were deployed at the check post.

No group claimed responsibility for the early morning attack in the area near the Iranian border.

Insurgents fighting Pakistani forces are blamed for these attacks.

In a separate incident, suspected militants attacked a security forces check post in the country’s northwest, killing two security men and injuring 25 others, officials said.

The security forces launched a counter attack and killed 18 militants, they said.

Heavily armed militants launched attack on a security check post at Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the wee hours of Saturday.

Both the sides used heavy weapons during the clash which lasted for more than four hours. The attackers escaped from the scene taking with them the dead bodies of militants.

Meanwhile, militants also attacked a joint check post of security forces and police in Matni area of Peshawar on Friday night. The attackers fled from the scene when the law enforcement agencies returned their fire.

A civilian was killed and four others sustained injuries when a mortar shell hit a house during the encounter.