Pakistani officials say at least eight peole were killed in clashes early today and Sunday in the country's restive North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, Agence-France Press (AFP) reported.
Security forces told AFP four militants and one soldier were killed on Sunday in an insurgent-led attack on a security forces check point in the region's main town of Miranshah, with violence carrying into today as the military attacked a suspected militant hideout in the nearby area of Datakhel.
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Security personnel told AFP three civilians were killed and over a dozen wounded in today's military assault. The Pakistani military, however, refused to confirm the deaths.
The North Waziristan tribal district is considered a haven for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked extremists.