Suicide car bomb kills 5 Pakistani troops near Afghan border, military says

A suicide car bomb killed five Pakistani soldiers Thursday near the Afghan border, the military said. Another nine soldiers were wounded in the attack in South Waziristan's main town of Wana, Pakistan's military said in a statement. Al-Qaida and Taliban-linked militants are believed to operate in the remote tribal area near Afghanistan. Pakistani troops have fought intense battles there in recent years. US-led coalition forces based across the Afghan border have also launched attacks on militants in the area.