An outbreak of violence in Pakistan has killed more 50 people since Monday, according to the BBC. Militants connected to the Afghan Taliban in the country’s northwest region have been battling tribesmen.
Heavy shelling has raged since Monday near Wana in the South Waziristan tribal area close to Afghanistan.
Most of those killed were militants from Uzbekistan suspected of links with al-Qaeda, officials said. At least two children also died in the crossfire.
The Taleban have reportedly sent senior commanders to the area to seek a truce.