Pakistani forces kill 17 militants in tribal region

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Islamabad, Mar 7: Pakistani forces have killed at least 17 suspected Taliban militants in Upper Orakzai tribal region in the northwest of the country, officials said on Wednesday.

A security official said that 12 other militants were wounded in clashes with security forces.

According to security officials, militants ambushed a security forces post.

The forces returned fire and killed 17 militants.

Six foreigners were also among those killed in skirmish occurred late Tuesday in a remote area of the tribal agency, the official added.

The official didn't provide any further information on causalities from the military side.

PTI

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