Dera Ismail Khan: A government official says a suicide bomber has blown himself up at an army checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, killing one soldier and wounding two others.
The official, Jawed Marwat, says the suicide bomber approached the checkpoint on foot Sunday near Model Market in the Chakmalai area of the South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border.
Two intelligence officials also confirm the account but say one soldier was killed and seven wounded. They say troops fired at the bomber as he approached.
The Pakistani army has repatriated more than 4,000 out of some 41,000 displaced Mehsud families in South Waziristan since a yearlong military operation to clear the region of militants.