Four Pakistani soldiers dead, eight missing after checkpoint attack

November 16, 2014 8:35 AM

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN/WANA Pakistan (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and at least eight were missing after insurgents using rockets and grenades stormed a checkpoint overnight in the remote border region of North Waziristan, security sources said on Sunday.

The Pakistani military launched an operation to push the Taliban out of North Waziristan, their key stronghold, in June. Bases there were used by a variety of insurgent groups to stage deadly attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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