Pakistan forces clear militant areas near Afghan border

Story highlights

  • Military says 15 militants and four soldiers are killed
  • Operation is in a region near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border
  • Region has long been a haven for militants
Fifteen militants and four soldiers were killed in an operation to clear militant areas near Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, Pakistan's military said Saturday.
Since the operation began Friday, soldiers cleared "scores" of militant hideouts in a region called Kharmatung, which lies between Khyber Agency and Frontier Region Kohat, the military said.
Khyber sits along the country's border with Afghanistan and the area has long been a haven and transit point for militants.