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Pakistan gunbattle leaves 30 militants, 6 soldiers dead

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Gunbattle occurs in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan
  • Thirty militants and six Pakistani soldiers are killed, Pakistan military officials say
  • Pakistan
  • Afghanistan

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Thirty militants and six Pakistani soldiers died Saturday during a gunbattle in the country's tribal region, Pakistani military officials said.

The fighting took place in Orakzai Agency, one of seven districts of Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Two military officials said 10 soldiers and several militants also were injured in the fighting.

Officials said security forces have taken control of key ground in the region after tough resistance from the militants.

CNN's Kiran Khalid contributed to this report