Peshawar: Backed by helicopter gunships and
artillery, Pakistani security forces today killed at least 13
militants and arrested 26 others in the restive tribal belt
and adjoining areas.
Troops killed eight militants and captured five more in
Mashti area of Orakzai tribal region during fresh operations,
official sources said.
Five militants were killed and 18 others, including two
commanders, apprehended during a bloody clash at Aka Khel in
Khyber tribal region.
Three important militant commanders were also arrested in
Lower Dir district, the sources said.