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Bombing In Northwest Pakistan Kills Two Soldiers

Pakistani residents gather at the site of twin bomb explosions in July 2013 in Parachinar, the main town of the restive Kurram tribal district.

At least two Pakistani security-force members were killed when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in a restive northwestern region.

Officials said the bomb exploded on February 3 in the Warmagai village in the Kurram Tribal Agency.

An official said security forces killed two militants during a search operation carried out after the bombing.

Tribal areas bordering Afghanistan became a hideout for Islamist militants in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Pakistan began an offensive to clear militants from North Waziristan in June 2014.

The military intensified its offensive after Taliban fighters seized a military-run school in the northern city of Peshawar on December 16 and killed 151 people, almost all of them children.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP