23 militants killed in Pakistan

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Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) At least 23 militants were killed in an overnight operation launched by Pakistan Army in the country’s northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, a media report said Saturday.

The clashes between militants and security forces also killed two soldiers and wounded five, reported Xinhua citing a media report.

The operation started last night in the Para Chamkani area of Kurram Agency, a restive tribal region which borders east Afghanistan.

During the operation, security forces also reportedly destroyed four militant hideouts.

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