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Security forces shoot down 5 militants in Pakistan 

Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) At least five militants were killed in a shootout with security forces in Pakistan’s northwest on Wednesday, the media reported.

The exchange of firing was triggered off when militants opened fire at security forces in Kailash area of Chitral district, a district located near Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

The forces responded and killed five militants, while their accomplices fled the scene.

The incident happened after Afghan Taliban launched two attacks in Chitral district, in the country’s northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and stole hundreds of cattle.

In one of the attacks on Sunday, the Afghan Taliban killed two shepherds and took away their herd of over 400 cattle to Afghanistan with them.

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