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Pakistan: 37 killed in gunfights with Taliban

June 1, 2013

AT least 34 militants and three soldiers were killed in gunfights in a restive Pakistani tribal region where troops have now gained control of strategic heights, officials said.

The clashes took place in an area between the tribal districts of Kurram and Khyber, in the villages of Para Chamkani and Maidan, during an operation against Taliban militants.

“During the last 24 hours at least 34 militants have been killed in the operation,” a senior security official told AFP.

The Australian

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