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MIRANSHAH, Pakistan -- A bomb attack has killed four Pakistani security personnel and wounded several in the North Waziristan region along the border with Afghanistan.

A security official told RFE/RL that a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest near a paramilitary checkpoint.

The attack occurred on the road between Miranshah, the main town of the district, and the Ghulam Ali area.

Other reports said the explosion was caused by a roadside bomb that went off near a military truck.

Pakistan's northwestern tribal areas along the Afghan border are known hideouts of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants.

With reporting by AFP
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