At least 13 militants and seven soldiers were killed in overnight clashes in southwestern Pakistan, the army said Thursday.
The Pakistani military said militants tried to storm security camps in the Panjgur and Naushki areas of Balochistan province Wednesday night.
However, the troops foiled their attempt.
The militants were later killed in clearance operations.
Intelligence agencies have intercepted communications between the extremists and their handlers in Afghanistan and India, the statement added.
Balochistan is Pakistan’s largest mineral-rich province.
It is a key route for the $64 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, part of Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in China for the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympics, paid tribute to the soldiers.