Suicide bomber kills 3 soldiers in Pakistani Kashmir
NEW DELHI, January 6 (RIA Novosti) - A suicide bomber struck an army barracks in the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing at least three soldiers and wounding 11 others, local media reported, referring to army sources.
The suicide bomb attack occurred in the Trar Khal area of the town of Rawalakot, the media reported.
More than 600 people have been killed in Pakistan in attacks by militants in the past four months.
About 95 people were killed on Fridays in one of the deadliest attacks by militants in Pakistan when a bomber detonated his car laden with explosives at a volleyball court in a village near the northwestern town of Lakki Marwat.
Pakistan has witnessed a rise in bombings believed to be conducted by Islamists in response to military operations in their strongholds in the northwest.
The Pakistani military has been holding massive operations in South Waziristan, Taliban's stronghold on the border with Afghanistan. The U.S. has also urged Pakistan to assault Al-Qaeda militants on its territory, who carry out attacks on U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.
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