24 Taliban fighters killed in Pak
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 21:03
Peshawar: Twenty-four Taliban fighters and a soldier were killed and several others injured in clashes with security forces in the restive Orakzai tribal region of northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said.

The militants were killed during clashes that erupted in Dabori area of Orakzai Agency, Frontier Corps spokesman Maj Fazlur Rehman said.

Nine soldiers were also injured in the fighting, he said.

Over 50 Taliban fighters and seven Pakistani security personnel have died in clashes in Orakzai Agency over the past two days.

Several soldiers were killed yesterday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up near the positions of security forces.

The Pakistan Army had claimed at the beginning of this month that operations against the Taliban in Orakzai Agency had been successfully completed.

However, violence has continued in the semi-autonomous tribal region with militants still targeting security forces.


First Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 21:03

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