Authorities in Pakistan say unidentified gunmen killed seven people near the Afghan border Thursday.

They say the gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying the men near the town of Wana, in the remote tribal region of South Waziristan. It was not clear who the victims were.

Pakistan has thousands of troops deployed in the region to hunt for al-Qaida and Taleban fighters.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.