Militants gun down Pakistani soldier around Afghan border

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants specific an military write-up in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, killing a soldier in a firefight right away, Pakistan’s navy stated.

The assault took area in the Shewa spot of the district of North Waziristan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said in a assertion Saturday. No group right away claimed obligation for the attack.

The armed forces mentioned that in the course of an intense trade of gunfire a soldier was killed. It stated a lookup of the area was becoming carried out to obtain the militants. No added information were launched.

North Waziristan served as a militant stronghold for many years. The navy carried out a entire-fledged offensive in the location immediately after an military run school was attacked in December 2014 in the provincial cash of Peshawar. The attack killed extra than 150 individuals, typically schoolchildren.

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