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Pakistani Taliban ambush army vehicle, killing 7

AP  |  Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan) 

Pakistani security officials say militants have ambushed an vehicle on patrol in a northwestern tribal region, killing seven soldiers before fleeing back to neighboring

The two officials say the attack took place yesterday in North

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because they were not authorized to speak to reporters.

Hours after the attack, Mohammad Khurasani, a for the Pakistani Taliban, issued a statement claiming responsibility.

While has cleared over 90 percent of the North and South tribal regions from insurgents, violence has continued there.

The has been constructing a series of fences along the border with to check the movement of militants.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 15:30 IST