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Bombing In Northwest Pakistan Kills Two Soldiers


At least two Pakistani security-force members were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in a restive northwestern region.

Officials said the bomb exploded on February 3 in the Warmagai village in the Kurram Tribal Agency.

An official said security forces killed two militants during a search operation carried out after the bombing.

Tribal areas bordering Afghanistan became a hideout for Islamist militants in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Pakistan began an offensive to clear militants from North Waziristan in June 2014.

The military intensified its offensive after Taliban fighters seized a military-run school in the northern city of Peshawar on December 16 and killed 151 people, almost all of them children.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP
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