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.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