At least 10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed in two incidents Wednesday near the country's border with Afghanistan.
officials say at least eight paramilitary soldiers died in a landmine
explosion in the northwestern Mohmand tribal region.
Pakistani officials say two soldiers were killed in clashes with
militants in the same region, and at least eight soldiers are missing.
Officials also say 10 suspected militants were killed after military
attack helicopters shelled their hideouts.
The incidents took
place a day after a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into
a crowded market in northwestern Pakistan, killing about 30 people and
|Pakistani volunteers carry suicide car bomb victim to hospital in Peshawar, 10 Nov 2009 |
The attack occurred in the city of Charsadda,
some 40 kilometers north of Peshawar. It was the third attack in the
area in as many days.
The Pakistani leadership condemned the
attack, while a Taliban spokesman said the militants are waging a
guerrilla war from the South Waziristan tribal region where the
military has launched an anti-Taliban offensive.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.