The militants attacked a security check point of the Frontier Corps at Spin Tall Qala in Hangu district of Khyber Paktunkhwa bordering restive Kurram Agency late night on Friday, resulting in a gun-battle that continued for hours.

Earlier on Friday, at least 40 people were killed when twin suicide bombings ripped through the central market of Parachinar town in Kurram Agency, one of seven tribal districts where Taliban militants are fighting government forces.

(Agencies)

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