Militants kill 3 paramilitary troops in attack on convoy in northwest Pakistan

Pakistani Intelligence officials say gunmen attacked a security convoy near a checkpoint in a tribal region close to the Afghan border, killing three soldiers and injuring two others.

Two intelligence officials say the gunmen struck in the Bazai area of the tribal region on Saturday evening, opening indiscriminate fire on the convoy taking food supplies to the checkpoint.

Both officials spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media.

A spokesman for Pakistani Taliban, Sajjad Mohmand, claimed responsibility for the attack on the convoy saying they had killed four soldiers and injured several others.