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24 Taliban militants killed in Pakistan

At least 24 gunmen and three soldiers were killed today morning after Taliban militants attacked checkposts in Pakistan's northwestern region bordering Afghanistan, a media report said.

world Updated: Dec 24, 2010 12:47 IST

At least 24 gunmen and three soldiers were killed on Friday morning after Taliban militants attacked checkposts in Pakistan's northwestern region bordering Afghanistan, a media report said.

About 150 Taliban militants attacked five Frontier Corps checkposts in Baidnami village in Mohmand district near the border with Afghanistan, Geo News reported citing a senior security official.

The attack left 24 militants and three paramilitary soldiers dead, the official said, adding that 12 security men were injured in the clash.