Bomb kills four soldiers in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A remote-controlled bomb blast killed four paramilitary troops and wounded six others Thursday in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.

By (AFP)

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Published: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 7:02 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 11:46 AM

The incident took place in Bara, the main town in the lawless Khyber tribal region where Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds.

“The roadside bomb targeted the two FC (Frontier Corps) vehicles, which were on a routine patrol in the area, killing four paramilitary troops and wounding six others,” a spokesman for the force told AFP.

Local government official Nasir Khan also confirmed the incident and casualties.

Pakistan’s seven tribal districts near the Afghan border are rife with homegrown insurgents and are strongholds of Taliban and Al-Qaeda operatives. Washington calls it the most dangerous region on Earth.

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