Bomb in Pakistan tribal region kills 4 troops

A roadside bomb hit a convoy of security forces in a volatile tribal region in northwestern Pakistan Monday, killing at least four soldiers, an intelligence official said. The attack happened near the Kagori checkpoint on the outskirts of Miran Shah, the main town in North Waziristan, where the government and area tribal elders had signed a peace deal last year in an attempt to end violence there, a local intelligence official said. An army official in the region also confirmed the attack, saying it wounded seven troops who were taken to a military hospital. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.