SHAHI KOTO, Pakistan (WKOW) -- Pakistani army officials confirm three American soldiers were killed in a bombing near the Afghan border. A fourth soldier was wounded.
Pakistan security officials say the Americans were in the region as part of a small mission to train members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps to better fight al-Qaida and Taliban militants.
The blast hit close to a girls' school celebrating its opening. In total, at least seven people were killed including a Pakistani soldier. Around 70 people were hurt.
The U.S. Embassy is not commenting, but if American officials do confirm the soldier deaths, this would represent a major victory for militants close to the Afghan border, hit hard in recent months by a surge in U.S. missile strikes and a major Pakistani army offensive.