23 militants killed in military operation in NW Pakistan

Beijing, June 1 (Xinhua-ANI): At least 23 militants were killed in an overnight operation launched by Pakistan army in the country 's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, reported local media ARY on Saturday.

The clashes between militants and security forces also killed two soldiers and wounded five others, said local media.

According to the local media reports, the operation started last night in the Para Chamkani area of Kurram Agency, a restive tribal region which borders to east Afghanistan.

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

On Friday, a statement issued the army mouthpiece ISPR said that 19 militants were killed in separate military operations conducted in Kurram Agency and its neighboring Khyber Agency since Thursday night.

In the operations, the two soldiers were also martyred, said the statement. (Xinhua-ANI)

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