The Pakistani military says troops have raided a militant compound in the northwestern North Waziristan tribal district, triggering a shoot-out that killed four "terrorists" and two soldiers.
Four soldiers were also wounded in the February 3 raid in the town of Mir Ali, according to a statement by the military’s media wing.
"These terrorists were involved in kidnapping for ransom, extortion, fire raids on security forces, and IED explosions," it said.
Pakistan conducted a major military operation in North Waziristan in June 2014 during which more than a million tribesmen were displaced.
The military later claimed that the region has been cleared of militants, but locals have complained that armed groups had returned. They are also raising concerns over what they can an increase in targeted killings.
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