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Clash in NW Pakistan kills 2 police, 15 militants

 Pakistani police officers carry the body of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoint, during their fun...
 Pakistani police officers looks at the body of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoint, during their ...
 Pakistani police officers ride horses in front of  relatives of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoi...

Pakistan

Pakistani police officers carry the body of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoint, during their fun...

Pakistan

Pakistani police officers looks at the body of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoint, during their ...

Pakistan

Pakistani police officers ride horses in front of relatives of one of two officers, who were killed in an attack by militants at a security checkpoi...

Police say some 100 militants have attacked a security checkpoint near the main northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar.
The three-hour-long clash killed two police officers and 15 insurgents.
Senior police official Liaquat Ali Khan said Wednesday the militants bore rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons. They struck overnight at the Sangu Mera checkpoint.
Sangu Mera lies just along the border of Khyber tribal region, an area where Taliban and other militants have hideouts. The checkpoint is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) away from Peshawar.
The attack comes amid Taliban threats to avenge the May 2 U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden elsewhere in Pakistan's northwest. But it is more likely tied to the Pakistani military's offensives in the tribal belt.