Pakistan says 80 militants killed in heavy Khyber clashes

March 22, 2015 5:36 AM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops killed 80 militants in heavy clashes in the lawless northwest, near the mountainous border with Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Sunday, while the Pakistani Taliban said at least six soldiers had been killed.

Fighter jets have pounded positions in the Tirah Valley in the Khyber region, west of the city of Peshawar, over the last few days.

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