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Five Militants, One Soldier Killed In Shoot-Out In North Waziristan, Says Pakistani Army

The shoot-out reportedly happened in the district of North Waziristan in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. (file photo)

Security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold near the border with Afghanistan, triggering a shoot-out that killed five insurgents and a soldier, Islamabad's military said on December 5. The shootout happened in North Waziristan, a district of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, according to a military statement. It did not say when the fighting took place or provide details about the militants who were allegedly killed. The Pakistani Taliban, known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, said its fighters killed a soldier during a raid on its hideouts in North Waziristan. The group didn't say whether it suffered any casualties. To read the original story by AP, click here.