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3 soldiers, 8 militants killed in operation in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

At least three Pakistani soldiers and eight militants were killed today when terrorists launched cross-border attacks from on training facilities of the frontier troops in province, the military said.

"Terrorists from across the Pak-Border attempted physical attack on Pak FC (Frontier Constabulary) Post in Khyber Agency," said a military statement, adding that six militants and two soldiers were also killed in the exchange of fire.

The attack in Khyber tribal district was claimed by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a faction of the umbrella Pakistani

Another terrorist attack was also foiled at an FC training centre in Charsadda. One soldier was killed while another was injured when suicide bombers stormed the training centre located in Charsadda district.

During the exchange of fire, two suicide bombers were killed, the (ISPR) said.

The latest incident comes at a time when and have reported progress during talks in London on the re-opening of the Pak-Afghan border.

The two sides had reportedly agreed to take "tangible" confidence-building measures to ease each other's concerns, Dawn reported.

Last week, Five militants were killed by army, who were plotting attacks on educational institutions and judicial complexes, during an operation that also left two soldiers dead in province.

last month launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad to clean the country of remnants of militants after dismantling their hideouts in remote tribal region.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 16:13 IST