Roadside bomb kills soldier in northwestern Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officers say a roadside bombing has killed one paramilitary soldier and wounded another in the South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border.

Two officials said the bomb explosion on Monday when the two Frontier Corps members were bringing water receptacles on mules for their post in the region’s Tiarza area. A spokesman for a local Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the attack.

The officials spokes on condition of anonymity since they are not authorized to speak to journalists.

The attack came just days after the army coordinated a cross-county car rally from the region to demonstrate how peace has allegedly returned to the area.

The Pakistani military has conducted operations against activists there since 2009 but militant groups still have the capability to launch attacks.

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