12 pro-Taliban militants killed in Pak

Security forces killed 12 militants associated with a banned group during a clash in Kurram region.

Updated: Dec 06, 2011, 22:29 PM IST

Islamabad: Twelve pro-Taliban militants were
killed and five security personnel injured in two separate
incidents in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.

Security forces killed 12 militants associated with a
banned group during a clash in Kurram region near the Afghan
border, officials said.

Several militants and two security personnel were
injured in the gun battle.

Three security personnel were injured and four buildings
were damaged when militants fired six rockets at the main
market in Hangu town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The injured were personnel of the Frontier Corps and
Elite Force.

In a separate incident, security forces raided the home
of Taliban commander Shah Wali in Lower Dir district in
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and seized a huge cache of arms
and ammunition during a search operation, officials said.

The security personnel found explosives, heavy
machine guns, rockets, anti-tank guns and army uniforms in the
house.

The Taliban commander was not present in the house at
the time of the raid.

PTI