Government officials say Pakistani security forces have killed at least 11 militants during clashes in the country's northwest tribal region.
Friday's fighting in the Mamund area of the Bajaur tribal area also killed a local tribesman.
Security forces launched a search operation in the region one day after hundreds of militants reportedly crossed the border from Afghanistan and attacked a village in Bajaur. Five civilians were killed in Thursday's cross-border attack.
Pakistani forces have carried out a number of military operations against Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants in Bajaur.
In Pakistan's southwest Friday, local tribesmen briefly blocked NATO supplies and other traffic on a highway near the Chaman border crossing in Baluchistan province.
Officials say the tribesmen were protesting an incident the day before, in which Afghan forces fired on tribesmen at the border, wounding eight people.
Pakistani officials assured the tribesmen that their grievance would be brought up at the next meeting with Afghan and NATO troops.
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