3 Pakistani troopers killed in militant assault in northwest

Peshawar, August 31 

Suspected militants attacked Pakistani troops amid a search operation in a former Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold within the northwest close to the Afghan border, triggering a shootout that killed three troopers, the military stated Sunday.

It stated 4 troopers additionally have been wounded within the assault in South Waziristan, a district within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 

The military offered no additional particulars, however South Waziristan had served as a militant base till current years when Pakistan stated its operations there had cleared the realm of the Taliban.

No group claimed duty, though Pakistani Taliban have been blamed for such earlier violence within the area, the place militants have a presence.

According to a lately launched U.N. report, greater than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents are hiding in Afghanistan, most belonging to the outlawed Pakistani Taliban group, which regularly assaults Pakistani army and civilian targets. –AP

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