New violence kills 4 troops and 2 rebels
( Gulfnews ) Militants with rockets and assault rifles attacked two military posts and a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, triggering gunbattles that killed four security personnel and two militants, officials said.
The first attack happened near the village of Data Khel , about 25km south of Miran Shah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region near Afghanistan, where Pakistan has deployed thousands of troops in an effort to flush out remnants of the Taliban and Al Qaida .
One soldier died and three were wounded, while authorities later found the bodies of two militants, a local intelligence official said on condition of anonymity, saying he was not authorised to speak to media.
Militants also attacked paramilitary forces in Swat, a scenic valley in North West Frontier Province.