Pakistani officials say security forces backed by helicopter gunships attacked a militant training camp near the Afghan border Tuesday, killing at least three rebels.
Army spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad said after receiving reports about the facility in North Waziristan, tribal elders were sent to the area to tell the organizers to shut it down.
The general said fighting began when militants refused to meet the peace delegation and opened fire on them.
Pakistan reached a peace deal with pro-Taleban militants in North Waziristan last year to stop attacks on security forces inside Pakistan and Afghanistan and expel foreign militants. Local tribal leaders are responsible for overseeing the deal's implementation.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.