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PESHAWAR: At least 28 militants were killed and 15 arrested in Bajaur Agency’s Salarzai area in a clash between security forces and militants at Pak-Afghan border on Saturday, DawnNews reported.

According to official sources, the clashes erupted after the militants from across the border attacked Batwar village in Salarzai Tehsil. The security forces and the local peace militia retaliated and killed 28 of them. Around 15 militants were arrested while two volunteers of peace militia were also injured.

The security forces attacked shelled the main lodgings of militants using gunship helicopters.

According to the security forces, several militants’ hideouts were destroyed during the attack.