14 Taliban militants killed in northwest Pak

At least 14 Taliban militants were killed on Wednesday in clashes with security forces in northwest Pakistan`s restive Orakzai tribal region, officials said.

Last Updated: Jun 09, 2010, 18:15 PM IST

Peshawar: At least 14 Taliban militants were
killed on Wednesday in clashes with security forces in northwest
Pakistan`s restive Orakzai tribal region, officials said.

A group of militants attacked a security check post in
Mashti Mela area of Orakzai, triggering a gun battle that left
eight terrorists dead and two security personnel injured, they
said.
Another six militants were killed in a separate clash
with security forces in Orakzai tribal agency, the officials
said.

Over the past few days, the Taliban have stepped up their
attacks in Orakzai against the security check posts.

Today`s clashes came a day after six soldiers and 40
militants were killed in a gun battle that followed an attack
on a check post.
In a separate development, police in Hangu district of
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province recovered a man who was abducted
by unidentified persons, the officials said.

Hangu borders Kurram and Orakzai tribal regions.

PTI