Nine Taliban fighters killed in northwest Pak

Nine Taliban fighters were killed in clashes with security forces.

Peshawar: Nine Taliban fighters were killed and two soldiers injured in clashes between militants and security forces in northwest Pakistan, security officials said on Saturday.

Four militants were gunned down and three more injured when security forces repulsed an attack on a security check post in the restive Mohmand tribal region shortly after midnight, officials said.

The militants attacked the check post in Saagi area with rocket launchers and automatic weapons. The rebels fled after the troops retaliated, taking the bodies of those killed.
Five militants were killed and two soldiers injured in a skirmish in Swat district late last night.

The clash erupted when militants opened fire at a foot patrol.

A security official said the patrol was trying to locate absconding militant Shah Faisal with the help of some arrested terror suspects.
On reaching a site identified by the terror suspects, the patrol was fired at by some militants. The troops returned fire and gunned down five rebels. Two soldiers were injured in the gun battle.