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3 Pakistani soldiers killed in bomb attack

10-21-2010 13:30 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- A roadside bomb attack on a convoy on security forces killed at least three Pakistani soldiers in a tribal region on Wednesday, state television reported.

PTV reported that two soldiers were also injured when the bomb exploded near the convoy in Khyber agency.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack at Bara area of Khyber agency. Several vehicles of the forces were also damaged in the attack.

The security forces launched search in the area immediately after the attack.

Taliban and three other militant groups are active in Khyber tribal region, also a main transit route for supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The security forces had launched a major operation against the militant groups in the region last year and cleared many areas of the militants.

Earlier, a landmine blast in Mohmand tribal region also injured six troops, officials said. A vehicle was destroyed in the incident.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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