Six Pakistani troops killed in tribal area

At least six Pakistani troops were killed and 15 others injured in a clash with militants in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, the paramilitary Frontier Corps said Saturday.

The incident took place on Friday, eight kilometres (five miles) southwest of Khar, the main area in the semi-autonomous Bajaur tribal district, a known hideout for Taliban and Al-Qaeda rebels.

“Miscreants attacked a security forces convoy on Friday at Delai area while it was moving to Khar,” Frontier Corps said in a statement, referring to militants.

It said exchange of gunfire between troops and militants continued till early Saturday morning.

“Miscreants also suffered heavy losses in the exchange of fire,” the statement said without disclosing the number of casualties

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080809/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanafghanistanunrest;_ylt=AhumPns90jj8r5.p4i.JULVvaA8F

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