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Fresh Fighting In Pakistan's Khyber Tribal Region

  • RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

Three suspected militants and three members of Pakistan’s security forces have been killed in new clashes in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber.

The latest fighting took place in Sipah area on October 23 as the Pakistani military continued Operation Khyber One, launched earlier this month and aimed at clearing the area of Islamist insurgent groups.

Khyber is located in Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt near the Afghan border.

Militant groups linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have a strong presence in the area and stage attacks both in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Last week, five tribesmen were reported killed in a suicide attack that targeted a meeting of anti-Taliban elders in the Khyber region.