Islamabad: Three pro-Taliban militants
were on Wednesday killed during a clash with security forces in the
restive Mohmand tribal region of northwest Pakistan, officials
Troops also arrested forty suspected militants during
a search operation in Safi area of Mohmand Agency.
The clash erupted at Ghanam Shah in Mohmand Agency a
group of militants refused to surrender and lay down their
The militants began firing at the security forces, who
retaliated and killed three rebels and injured four others.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of
the shootout, which continued for an hour.
Security forces later cordoned off the area and
launched a search operation.