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Blast at Pakistan militant camp kills up to 20

Up to 20 suspected militants are killed and several wounded in a blast at a training camp in Pakistan.

world Updated: Jun 19, 2007 21:45 IST

Up to 20 suspected militants were killed and several wounded on Tuesday in a blast at a training camp in a restive Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

Local intelligence officials said the explosion happened at a bomb-making factory near Targakhel in the North Waziristan tribal district, a known hideout for Taliban and Al-Qaeda rebels.

"Our reports from local sources are that up to 20 people were killed," one official said on condition of anonymity.

Army spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad said that a "group of some militants were making explosives and there was an explosion".

First Published: Jun 19, 2007 21:35 IST