Shootout leaves two Pakistani soldiers dead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

/ Asia: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one of the most insecure states in . Hundreds of Pakistani soldiers and have been killed so far in attacks by , including the , Jamaat al-Ahrar.

ambushed Pakistani troops in former Taliban stronghold in the northwest, triggering an intense shootout in which two officers and two insurgents were killed, the military said Tuesday.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.

The Pakistani Taliban are known as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and are a separate group from the Taliban in neighboring , took over that country in August. Since then, the TTP has stepped up attacks on security forces in the region and elsewhere. 219



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