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13 militants killed in clashes with Pak forces

August 24, 2012 13:21 IST

At least 13 militants have been killed in clashes with Pakistani security forces in the country's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the tribal belt, security officials said on Friday.

Security forces killed eight militants and destroyed two hideouts in a clash in the lower part of Orakzai tribal region on Friday, officials told the media.

Troops attacked militant compounds in Goak area of Orakzai Agency. A search operation

is underway in the area.

In a separate incident, Afghan militants sneaked across the border and attacked a military check post in Ankalsar area of Lower Dir district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

late Thursday night.


security forces retaliated, killing at least five militants.

exchanges of fire are continuing and additional forces have been sent to the area, the officials said.
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