11 Pak soldiers killed in militant attacks on 5 security posts near Afghan border

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Islamabad, Dec 24 (ANI): Eleven Pakistani soldiers and 24 militants were killed in clashes after 150 insurgents attacked five security posts in a tribal area near the Afghan border on Friday, according to the Pakistani military.

Express.co.uk quoted the Frontier Corps, a paramilitary division of Pakistan's armed forces, as saying that at least 12 soldiers were wounded in the various clashes.

Mohmand has been a trouble spot for years and the focus of multiple army operations. Its border location makes it a valuable transit point for insurgents seeking to travel to Afghanistan, where US and NATO forces are fighting.

Although information from Pakistan's tribal regions is nearly impossible to verify independently because access is restricted, a local government official in Mohmand confirmed that the clashes occurred in the Baizai and Safi districts of the tribal region, the report said. (ANI)

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