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Roadside bomb targets Pakistan military convoy, kills 14 soldiers

By Shaan Khan, CNN
updated 6:27 AM EST, Sun January 13, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • No group immediately claims responsibility
  • Security analysts have described the region as a haven for militants

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A roadside bomb struck an army convoy in northwest Pakistan, killing 14 soldiers and wounding 25 others Sunday, officials said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in North Waziristan, one of seven districts in Pakistan's volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Security analysts have described the region as a haven for various factions of Afghan and Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda militants, and it has been targeted frequently by suspected U.S. drones for years.

Militant groups have retaliated by attacking government forces.

Journalist Zahir Sherazi contributed to this report.

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