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In Pakistan, militants target checkpoint, fuel tanker

By Saima Mohsin, CNN
updated 8:31 PM EDT, Thu July 4, 2013
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bomber kills four soldiers, himself in North Waziristan
  • Militants attack a fuel tanker bound for coalition troops in Afghanistan
  • There have been no claims of responsibility

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Militants in Pakistan launched two deadly attacks at military targets Thursday, killing four soldiers and a fuel tanker driver.

A suicide car bomber in Pakistan's tribal region struck an army checkpoint, killing himself and the soldiers, a local political official told CNN..

The incident took place in restive North Waziristan, where Islamic militants have a strong presence. Three other soldiers were injured.

In Balochistan province, militants attacked a tanker carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Four gunmen on two motorcycles killed a driver and injured two other men who accompanied the driver, local police said. The attackers drove off after the strike.

There have been no claims of responsibility. The strikes come a day after more than 50 militants attacked a checkpoint in the Peshawar area.

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