URGENT ¥¥¥ 24 killed in Pakistan security checkpost attack: officials

The death toll of a suicide bomb attack on a military checkpost in Pakistan's troubled northwest early on Saturday has risen to 24, killing 13 soldiers and 11 civilians, officials said.

"Thirteen security personnel and 11 civilians were killed in the attack," a security official said of the raid which happened around 240 kilometres (150 miles) south of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Another official said that the killed civilians include four children and three women.