RAWALPINDI: As may as 23 militants were killed in exchange of fire with security forces in North Waziristan Agency late Wednesday night, military officials said here on Thursday.
According to details, these terrorists tried to ambush a convoy of security forces which was returning from Khajori post.
This convoy had gone for rescue of injured soldiers who were attacked by a suicide bomber yesterday when they were offering prayer in a Mosque at the post.
The security forces valiantly responded and encircled fleeing terrorists and inflicted heavy casualties on them.
Fire fight continued for some time which resulted into killing of 23 militants.
In the exchange of fire, three security forces personnel were also injured.
At the moment, a search operation is in progress in the area.