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Officials: Attacks kill 12 in Pakistan

By the CNN Wire Staff
Pakistani security personnel inspect the scene of a bomb blast Friday in Quetta. A police officer died in the attack.
Pakistani security personnel inspect the scene of a bomb blast Friday in Quetta. A police officer died in the attack.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Attacks in northwest Pakistan's tribal region and Quetta injure 15 other
  • One attack starts when about 150 militants fire at five security forces checkpoints, official says
  • Twenty-four of the militants are killed, officials say
RELATED TOPICS
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan
  • Quetta

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Eleven soldiers were killed Friday when about 150 militants fired at five security forces checkpoints in the northwest Pakistan tribal region, a government official said.

The attack injured 12 others, said Amjad Ali Khan, the government official in Mohmand Agency.

It happened in Mohmand Agency, one of seven districts bordering Afghanistan.

Twenty-four militants were killed, and the rest fled, said two military officials.

The officials asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

In a separate attack Friday, a roadside bomb blast killed a police officer and wounded three others in Quetta, police said.

The bomb -- planted on bicycle -- exploded when a patrolling police van was passing by, according to Malik Muhammad Iqbal, police chief of Baluchistan province.