SHAHI KOTO, Pakistan - The U.S. Embassy confirms that three
American soldiers were killed in a bomb blast in the northwest of the country.
Officials say one soldier was wounded in today's blast close to the Afghan border.
Earlier, Pakistan security officials said the Americans were in the region as part of a small, little-publicized U.S. mission to train members of the paramilitary Frontier Corps to better fight al-Qaida and Taliban militants.
The blast hit a convoy close to a girls' school celebrating its opening.
Officials say at least seven people were killed, including a Pakistani soldier, and around 70 people were wounded.