Twenty-three Pakistani soldiers and 110 fighters have been killed in fierce fighting in a strategic area of northwest Pakistan, according to a Pakistani military official.
The army, backed by fighter planes and helicopter gunships, launched an operation against the Pakistan Taliban and its allies in the remote Tirah Valley four days ago and fighting was still raging on Tuesday.
“In four days of fighting, 110 militants and 23 Pakistan army soldiers have been killed and dozens of militants injured,”
a senior military official told Reuters news agency.
Al Jazeera, Qatar