Landmine kills three soldiers, say officials


Three soldiers were killed and two others wounded on Thursday by when a landmine planted by militants exploded in a restive area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The soldiers were conducting a search operation in the Makeen area of the South Waziristan tribal district.
“Three soldiers were martyred and two others were wounded when a landmine planted by militants exploded,” a senior security official told AFP. A local intelligence official confirmed the incident and casualties. Pakistan’s seven tribal districts bordering Afghanistan are rife with a homegrown insurgency, and are also strongholds of the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda.