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Suicide bomber kills 4 soldiers in N Waziristan





MIRANSHAH: A suspected Taliban suicide bomber rammed a truck into a military checkpoint on the border with Afghanistan on Monday, killing four soldiers, military officials said. One military source said seven soldiers were wounded. The assault, which took place in North Waziristan tribal region, came just hours after Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed country’s busiest airport in Karachi. “The death toll could increase,” a military official told Reuters.No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the officials said the Taliban were responsible.Last week, a suspected suicide bomber attacked a security forces vehicle in Rawalpindi, home to army headquarters, killing five people including two officers. In May, Pakistani forces launched their first major offensive in years against Taliban near the Afghan border after several rounds of government-led talks aimed at ending an insurgency failed. Disagreements over how to handle the insurgency have marred relations between civilian government and the army. 

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