NW: Eight officers embrace martyrdom in a clash with millitants

PESHAWAR: Eight soldiers were killed in a clash with militants in restive northwest, officials said Wednesday, as security forces carried out a clearance operation.

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“Eight soldiers embraced shahadat (martyrdom) during fierce fighting and exchange of fire with terrorists,” a local security official based in Peshawar told AFP.

He said that 21 militants were also killed.

The incident occurred in the Spin Qamar neighbourhood, near the Bara area of Khyber tribal district, as security forces carried out an operation to clear suspected militants.

Another security official also confirmed the incident.

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