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Pakistan Roadside Bomb Kills At Least Three Soldiers

File photo of a bomb attack in northwestern Pakistan.

A roadside bomb attack has killed at least three Pakistani soldiers and injured six others in the country's lawless tribal areas.

The bomb detonated as a military convoy drove through the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal agency on July 5.

The injured soldiers were taken to a nearby hospital.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Pakistani security forces are conducting an operation to root out militants from North Waziristan, a breeding group for Pakistani Taliban militants and other Al-Qaeda-linked groups.

Pakistan's tribal areas along the Afghan border have served for decades as safe haven for local and foreign militants who operate on both sides of the border.

Based on reporting by AP and Xinhua