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Soldiers enter a militant hideout in a tribal region. — Photo by Reuters/File

PESHAWAR: A security official was killed and three others were wounded when militants opened fire on them in the Khyber tribal region, DawnNews reported.

The security officials came under fire during a search operation in Khyber's Bara Tehsil's Akakhel area.

The casualty figures from the reported incident could not be independently verified.

Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven tribal districts near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown insurgents and are alleged to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives.

Updated Oct 29, 2012 06:29am

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ramshankerdubey
Oct 29, 2012 09:39am
which sort of democratic set up is this
ramshankerdubey
Oct 29, 2012 09:40am
men are dying in extremist play
moon
Oct 29, 2012 07:12am
The army should take action against taliban and other terrorist group in tribal area. why the government is silent. I would prefer army to take over the government,,,PPP leaders are the are the slave of America and taliban..