Four soldiers killed in raid on Pakistani Taliban
An army statement says security forces were raiding suspected hideouts in the North Waziristan town of Mir Ali when four soldiers were killed.
Four soldiers were killed in a firefight with the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, according to the country's Army, in the deadliest clash between the armed group and security forces since a truce was called earlier this month.
Security forces were raiding suspected hideouts in the North Waziristan town of Mir Ali when four soldiers were killed "during an intense exchange of fire," according to an Army statement.
One Taliban member was apprehended with weapons and ammunition, it added.
Who is TTP?
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a separate movement with roots in the militants who took power in Afghanistan in August, said the army raid was on a center for its group.
The Movement, which was founded in 2007, is known for an attack on a school in Peshawar in 2014 that killed nearly 150 children.
Simultaneously, Islamabad launched a crackdown on the Islamist group, forcing fighters to flee to Afghanistan.
In November, the TTP and Islamabad reached an agreement.
On December 10, however, the agreement collapsed, with hardliners accusing the government of violating the terms of the truce.