Security forces shot dead two suspected militants Monday in a northwestern Pakistan tribal region after a grenade attack wounded five soldiers, an official said.
The troops were patrolling a bazaar in the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan when one of the two assailants hurled at grenade at them, a local government official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make media comments.
Troops opened fire on the two attackers, killing them, he said.
Earlier, a roadside bomb explosion near a bus in North Waziristan killed five people and injured three others, reports the AP.
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