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7 soldiers, 5 militants killed in gun battle in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Peshawar: Seven Pakistani troopers and 5 terrorists have been killed in a gun battle in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province bordering Afghanistan (*7*), the army stated.

Based on a tip-off, the troopers launched a cordon and search operation in the tribal district of South Waziristan close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Exchange of fireside started close to a personal compound, the place the seven troopers have been killed. The forces neutralised all of the 5 militants in hiding, in accordance with a press release by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Chief Minister, KPK, Mehmud Khan expressed grief over the killed troopers. The whole nation stands behind the armed forces in the battle in opposition to terror, he stated.

With Taliban taking management of neighbouring Afghanistan, incidents of terror have elevated in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

In July, no less than 13 folks, together with 9 Chinese, have been killed in a terrorist assault in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The bus carrying Chinese engineers and employees to the positioning of the under-construction Dasu Dam exploded on July 14. The bus fell right into a deep ravine after the explosion in the Upper Kohistan district.

PTI 

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