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Roadside bomb kills 14 Pakistani soldiers

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, ­Pakistan — A roadside bomb hit a Pakistani army convoy Sunday in a mountainous militant stronghold in the northwest, killing 14 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks against the army in that sector, intelligence officials said.

The North Waziristan tribal area is a major trouble spot that the military has been reluctant to tackle. The remote region is home to Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda militants at war with the government.

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