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The Journal Gazette

Monday, March 11, 2013 11:30 am

Official: Bomb kills 3 soldiers in NW Pakistan

By HUSSAIN AFZALAssociated Press

A roadside bomb killed three Pakistani soldiers in a northwestern tribal area near the Afghan border Monday, a local government official said.

Another soldier was wounded by the explosion near an army vehicle in Dogar village in the Kurram tribal area, said Javed Khan, a local administrator. No one has claimed responsibility.

The Pakistani Taliban often attack soldiers deployed in the tribal region to fight local militants and their foreign allies. The group has waged a bloody insurgency in the country in recent years that has killed thousands of soldiers.

Also Monday, a bomb planted outside a shop in the southern port city of Karachi killed two people, police officer Raja Umer Khitab said. There was no claim of responsibility.

Karachi has a long history of political, sectarian and ethnic violence.


Associated Press writer Adil Jawad contributed to this report from Karachi, Pakistan.