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22 killed in Waziristan suicide attack

22 killed in Waziristan suicide attack

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Mar 24, 2013 - 11:40

ISLAMABAD: Twenty-two Pakistani soldiers were killed in a suicide attack on a security check-post in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, the military said on Sunday.

At least 10 troops were injured when an explosive-laden vehicle rammed into the checkpoint in Miranshah on Saturday evening, the Inter- Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. The death toll was earlier put at six.

"In last night's attack on the security check-post in North Waziristan, 22 personnel embraced martyrdom," a statement from ISPR said. Many of the dead were trapped under the rubble.

The Esha post building was extensively damaged as a result of the powerful explosion, according to a security official based in Peshawar. The blast was followed by indiscriminate gunfire.

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