Pakistani forces have killed 32 militants in separate gunbattles in south Waziristan region, while six security personnel also died in the fighting, officials said.
Militants attacked a check-post in Dwa Toi area on Saturday morning, injuring 18 security men. Security personnel, backed by helicopter gunships, returned the fire and killed 14 militants, Dawn News reported on Sunday.
In another clash between militants and security forces in Karwan Manza area, 12 militants were killed.
The counter-offensive also left three security personnel dead and 17 injured.
Six militants and three security personnel were killed in a clash in Pash Ziarat area on Saturday afternoon after terrorists attacked a convoy, the officials said.