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24 die in Pakistan checkpost suicide attack

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Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Saturday, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians, officials said, in an assault claimed by the Taliban. 

Troops at a funeral in Sari Norang on Saturday carry the coffin of a soldier killed in a suicide attack. Suicide bombers attacked a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest on Saturday, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians, officials said, in an assault claimed by the Taliban.

It was the latest attack on a target associated with the Pakistani army and took place near the semi-autonomous tribal belt where Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants have carved out strongholds.

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