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Six Pakistani troops killed in tribal area

At least six Pakistani troops have been killed and 15 others injured in a clash with militants in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

world Updated: Aug 09, 2008 16:12 IST

At least six Pakistani troops were killed and 15 others injured in a clash with militants in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, the paramilitary Frontier Corps said on Saturday.

The incident took place eight kilometres (five miles) southwest of Khar, the main area in the semi-autonomous Bajaur tribal district, a known hideout for Taliban and Al-Qaeda rebels.