PESHAWAR: At least three security officials were killed in attacks on checkpoints in the Khyber and Orakzai tribal regions on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.
Four militants were also killed in the ensuing clashes.
In one of the attacks, militants ambushed the Sarband checkpoint before dawn. The checkpoint lies just outside the town of Bara in Khyber district, part of Pakistan's tribal region on the Afghan border where Taliban and al Qaeda-linked networks have bases.
In the second attack in the Khyber tribal region, a bomb blast occurred at a tribal police checkpoint in the town of Jamrud. The blast killed a policeman and wounded three others, Khyber administrator Shafeerullah Khan said.
“One tribal policeman was martyred and three others were wounded in the bomb blast at the checkpoint,” Khan said.
A third attack took place in the Orakzai tribal region.
A covert US drone war targets Taliban and al-Qaeda commanders in Pakistan's rugged northwest tribal region and bomb attacks there are common.
Nearly 4,500 people have been killed across Pakistan in attacks blamed on Taliban and other extremist networks based in the tribal belt since 2007.