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Security forces kill 6 militants in South Waziristan

AFP

WANA -- A fierce gunfight in South Waziristan Saturday (June 23) killed six militants and two soldiers, according to a military statement.

The clash took place in Spina Mela village after security forces received a tip about militants who had entered the area pretending to be returning displaced locals, the statement said.

Six militants and two soldiers were killed in the fighting, including a most wanted militant called Nanakar, the statement added.

Nanakar, who went by one name, was wanted for the murders of several local elders and tribesmen.

The troops also seized weapons, ammunition and devices that militants used to communicate with handlers across the border in Afghanistan, the military said.

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