In Pakistan, militants target checkpoint, fuel tanker
July 5, 2013 -- Updated 0031 GMT (0831 HKT)
- 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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