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Roadside bomb kills soldier in north-west Pakistan

Published on May 11, 2014 9:40 PM

KHAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A roadside bomb killed one paramilitary trooper and injured four others on Sunday in Pakistan's troubled north-west near the Afghan border, security officials said.

The bomb went off in the Kitkoot area 26km north-west of Khar, which is the main town in the Bajaur tribal district.

The officials said the vehicle used by the paramilitary troops was on a routine patrol when hit by the blast.

Bajaur is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions plagued by insurgency.

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