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Four militants killed in landmine blast in Pakistan tribal area

10-21-2010 13:53 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least four militants were killed and several others injured when they ran into a landmine in Kurram tribal area in northwest Pakistan, local sources said.

The vehicle they were riding was damaged in the blast, they said.

On Wednesday, another landmine explosion injured at least six troops and destroyed an army vehicle in the nearby Mohmand tribal region.

Earlier on Oct. 7, two patrolling troops were also killed in a landmine blast in the tribal belt.

The troubled Kurram tribal agency is bordering Afghanistan and is a frequent target of insurgent militants. Government officials, property and schools are frequent targets of militants. Orthodox militants have also destroyed many schools in the region so far.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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