16 Taliban fighters killed in Pak

Last Updated: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 00:05

Peshawar: Troops on Friday killed at least 16
Taliban fighters in clashes in the restive Orakzai tribal
region in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
Two soldiers and five militants were injured in the
fighting in Orakzai Agency, where security forces are
conducting a major offensive against the Taliban.
The security forces also destroyed two militant
hideouts.

Pakistan moved military and paramilitary troops into
Orakzai Agency last month to flush out militants fleeing an
earlier army operation in neighbouring South Waziristan
Agency.

Security forces claim to have killed more than 450
militants though the figure cannot be independently confirmed.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 00:05

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