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Suicide blast kills Pakistan troops
At least three soldiers die after bomber hits military checkpoint on Afghan border.
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2008 14:31 GMT

Pakistani troops are fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the tribal regions bordering Afghanistan [AFP]

At least three Pakistani troops have been killed and five wounded after a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a military checkpoint in North Waziristan, army officials say.
 
The attack occurred on Friday at the Khajori checkpoint, near the town of Mir Ali on the Afghan border.
Mir Ali is also close to where a top al-Qaeda fighter was believed to have been killed earlier this week.
 
"Three security personnel embraced martyrdom and five were injured in the vehicle-bound suicide attack today," Major General Athar Abbas, chief military spokesperson, said.
The post was manned by members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, Abbas said.
 
The attack comes after officials said on Tuesday that a US military strike in Mir Ali killed Abu Laith al-Libi, a senior al-Qaeda commander.
 
Separately on Friday two soldiers suffered minor injuries in a roadside bomb blast just outside Wana, the main town in the neighbouring tribal region of South Waziristan.
 
Pakistani troops are battling al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters in the tribal zone and in the northwest of the country.
 
Scores of fighters and government soldiers have been killed in the area in the past month.
 
A series of suicide bombings over the past 12 months has also killed at least 800 people.
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