파키스탄 관리들은 파키스탄 북서부에서 무장용의자들이 군 호송차량을 매복공격해 정부군 7명 이상이 사망하고 여러 명이 부상했다고 말했습니다.

12일 공격 당시 군 호송 차량은 북서 변경주(North-West Frontier Province)를 향하고 있었습니다.

파키스탄 보안군의 대응 사격으로 이번 교전에서 탈레반 무장 용의자 3명 이상이 사망한 것으로 알려지고 있습니다.

아프가니스탄 국경 부족지대인 한구 구역에서 파키스탄 군인 여러 명이 탈레반에 인질로 붇잡혀있습니다. 탈레반은 정부가 탈레반 요원 7명을 12일까지 석방하지 않으면 인질들을 모두 살해하겠다고 위협했습니다.

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Officials say militants have ambushed a military convoy in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least seven soldiers and wounding several others.

The paramilitary convoy was heading towards the town of Hangu in North West Frontier Province today (Saturday) when it was attacked by militants.

Pakistani security officials say at least three suspected Taliban militants were killed when troops returned fire.

Today's incident is the latest violence in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan. Militants in Hangu district are currently holding several Pakistani soldiers hostage, and had threatened to kill them if the government did not release seven of their comrades by today (Saturday).

In other news, NATO officials in Afghanistan say militants are responsible for Thursday's mortar attacks that wounded at least seven Pakistani soldiers and two civilians along the Afghan-Pakistani border.

In a statement released today (Saturday), NATO said insurgents fired at targets in both Pakistan and Afghanistan in an apparent attempt to create a border incident.