May 10th, 2010
12:22 PM ET

Dozens killed in battle in Pakistan's tribal region

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) - Nine Pakistani soldiers and 37 militants were killed Monday during a fierce battle in Pakistan's tribal region, officials told CNN.

Two military officials said security forces took on more than 100 militants after the security forces were ambushed by rockets and heavy firearms in Daburi, a village in Orakzai Agency, one of the seven districts in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border. Officials said a dozen militants and five soldiers were wounded in the clash.

The Pakistani military launched operations in Orakzai beginning in mid-March to root out militants who had taken refuge there after an offensive in South Waziristan.

The officials asked to not be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the news media.

- Journalist Nasir Habib contributed to this story.

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  1. afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com

    Dozens killed in battle in pakistans tribal region.. Nice🙂

    April 20, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ernesto

    Pakistan only need our money $ 4 billion dollars Wow!

    May 12, 2010 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. BUBBA -- ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    Let Pakistan worry about the Tribal regions. They're only in this fight because extremist are killing Pakistani civilians. They don't give a dam about the West

    May 10, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    It is great that the Pakistani army has the will to go after the Taliban and Islamic extremists but I do think that Pakistan should allow the coalition in the tribal regions to rout these religious fanatics. We must kill them before they plan anymore attacks against the west.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Iraq Paramedic

    If Pakistan doesn't crack down on their trbal regions I bet sooner or later the coallition will.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |