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Soldiers, militant killed in clashes

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PESHAWAR/LANDI KOTAL: Two security men and a militant were killed in separate incidents in Peshawar and Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

Sources said that a soldier of Frontier Constabulary was killed when militants attacked a party of law enforcers in Shaikhan village in Peshawar.

Badhaber police claimed that five militants were also killed in the encounter. However, no dead body of any militant was found at the scene of occurrence. Police claimed that the bodies of militants were taken away by their fleeing colleagues.

Police and FC were patrolling Shaikhan village when militants attacked them. Mohammad Ayaz, a soldier of FC, was killed on the spot.

In Khyber Agency, a security man and a militant were killed in an exchange of fire in Bara tehsil on Sunday. Officials said that a joint patrolling party of Khasadar and Frontier Constabulary was ambushed by militants in Akkakhel. An FC man was killed in the attack. In the retaliatory fire, a militant was also killed, they said. —Dawn Report

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