MIRANSHAH: Atleast 23 militants were killed in a clash with security forces in North Waziristan tribal region, ARY News reported on Thursday.
The militants tried to ambush a convoy of the forces which was returning back from Khajuri checkpost area of North Waziristan tribal agency. Twenty-three militants were killed in the clash, while three security men were also injured in the fighting, which was continued for several hours.
The convoy had gone in the area to rescue soldiers who were injured in a suicide bomb attack yesterday.
A search operation was underway in the area.
The clash follows a suicide attack on a military checkpoint which killed at least five soldiers and wounded 34 others. The attack had taken place while the security men were offering prayer in a mosque at the post.