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—Reuters (File Photo)

MIRAMSHAH: The death toll from yesterday's suicide attack on a security checkpost in North Waziristan's Miramshah area reached 22 whereas the number wounded was reported as 35, military sources told Dawn.com.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden car near a mosque in Miramshah close to the residential quarters of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) officials.

The FWO is engaged in several development projects in the area.

Most of the security personnel killed belonged to the Tochi scouts who were deployed for the security of FWO officials.

Earlier the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) had said in a statement that 17 security personnel had died in the attack.

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