Two soldiers killed in Kurram blast

A roadside bomb killed two Pakistani soldiers when it exploded in the Jogi area of the northwestern Kurram tribal region, near the Afghanistan border, a local security official said.

Military and paramilitary troops launched operation in the area about a month ago and reported to have killed over 250 militants.

Security forces had launched a major operation in central Kurram last summer and declared that the area had been cleared of militants.