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Militants kill 8 security personnel in NW Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A group of militants attacked a security checkpoint in a troubled northwestern tribal region before dawn today, and eight security forces and four militants were killed, a government official said.

A government administrator, Iqbal Khan, said the attack happened in Jamrud, a main town in the Khyber tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Khan said authorities had launched a major operation in Jamrud in an effort to find and arrest the attackers.

Also today, a roadside bomb struck a…

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