Pakistan militants deny 30 killed in renewed Khyber fighting

March 28, 2015 12:33 PM

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan security forces killed 30 militants in gun battles in the mountainous northwestern Khyber region on Saturday, a senior official said, but a spokesman for the militants denied suffering any losses.

Both sides have been making conflicting claims about their success in clashes in Tirah Valley, near the Afghan border, and there is no way to confirm casualties independently as the area is sealed off to journalists.

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