11 pro-Taliban militants killed in northwest Pakistan

Eleven pro-Taliban militants, including some foreign fighters, were killed when security forces shelled rebel positions in the restive Kurram tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials said.

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2011, 00:41 AM IST

Peshawar: Eleven pro-Taliban militants,
including some foreign fighters, were killed on Friday when
security forces shelled rebel positions in the restive Kurram
tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The army used artillery to target several positions,
including one of the biggest militant camps in the region at
Chinarak town, officials said.

Scores of rebels were injured in the bombardment, they
said. The casualties could not be independently confirmed.

Officials said troops carried out the shelling
following reports of the heavy influx of militants into Kurram
Agency from Orakzai Agency.

PTI