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Two soldiers killed in N. Waziristan explosion

Pakistani soldiers drive through a stream during their patrolWaziristan tribal region. — File  Photo by Reuters

MIRAMSHAH: Two soldiers were killed and two others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Gherlamai area of North Waziristan on Sunday.

Helicopter gunships fired at residential compounds after the bomb attack and, according to local people, a house caught fire and several others were damaged.

Sources said troops were being deployed along the main road in the area ahead of the movement of a military convoy when the explosion took place.

An explosive device placed along the road was detonated by remote control when a truck carrying soldiers reached Boya from the Gherlamai post. A curfew had been imposed on the area.


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