10 militants, 3 soldiers killed in Pak clashes



Islamabad: Three soldiers and 10 militants were killed in clashes in the Khyber tribal district of northwest Pakistan, a day after a suicide bombing in a mosque in the region left over 50 people dead.

Pro-Taliban militants ambushed a security forces convoy yesterday in Akakhel area of Khyber Agency and killed three soldiers.

Seven soldiers were injured in the attack, officials told the media.

The security forces killed 10 militants and injured five others in retaliatory action, the officials said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Islam are active in Khyber Agency. The Pakistan Army has carried out several operations against militants in the region.

On Friday, a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency, killing over 50 worshippers and injuring 120 others.

PTI