Scores killed in Pakistan army clash with militants

By REUTERS
April 9, 2013 19:47

 
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Twenty-three Pakistani soldiers and 110 militants have been killed in fierce fighting in a strategic area of northwest Pakistan, a military official said on Tuesday.

The army, backed by fighter planes and helicopter gunships, launched an operation against the Taliban and its allies in the remote Tirah Valley four days ago and fighting was still raging on Tuesday.

"In four days of fighting, 110 militants and 23 Pakistan army soldiers have been killed and dozens of militants injured," a senior military official told Reuters.


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