15 killed in clash in northwest Pakistan

Eleven rebels and four troops die in fighting between security forces and Taliban militants in north Waziristan, security souces said.

15 killed in clash in northwest Pakistan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Eleven insurgents and four army troops were killed on Wednesday evening in a bloody clash between security forces and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan rebels in the restive Pakistani region of North Waziristan, military officials said.

The fighting broke out after rebels attacked an army convoy near Mir Ali, the second largest town of the lawless region, said the Inter Services Public Relations - the Pakistani army’s media outlet - in a press statement on Wednesday.

"As a result, eleven terrorists were killed, while four security personnel including an officer embraced martyrdom,” the statement added.

Sixty rebels were killed earlier on Wednesday in a military bombardment on suspected militant hideouts in some parts of North Waziristan.

The region is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal areas of Pakistan. It is also known as a bastion of the powerful Haqqani network, a group blamed for attacks on foreign troops in war-torn Afghanistan.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mayıs 2014, 11:06