20 Pakistan soldiers killed as bomb hits military convoy
Published on Jan 19, 2014 3:30 PM
PESHAWAR (AFP) - A bomb claimed by the Pakistani Taleban killed 20 soldiers and wounded more than 30 when it ripped through a military convoy in the restive north-west on Sunday, officials said.
The attack happened in the city of Bannu, near the North Waziristan tribal region which is a known stronghold of militants linked to the Taleban and Al-Qaeda.
"A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device caused the blast," a senior military official told AFP, adding the exact circumstances were unclear.
"The explosion took place in one of the vehicles of the convoy, killing 20 soldiers and wounding more than 30," he said on condition of anonymity.
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