One soldier, 11 Taliban killed in Pak clashes

A soldier and 11 Taliban fighters were killed during operations by security forces in the volatile tribal belt in northwest Pakistan today, security officials said.

Updated: Oct 26, 2010, 15:21 PM IST

Peshawar: A soldier and 11 Taliban
fighters were killed during operations by security forces in
the volatile tribal belt in northwest Pakistan today, security
officials said.

A soldier was killed when militants attacked a
security forces in Tada village in Orakzai Agency, which has
witnessed an upsurge in violence since last week.

Six Taliban fighters were killed in a retaliatory
action by the troops.

Five more militants were killed and six injured when
security forces shelled Taliban positions in Kareer area of
Mohmand tribal region.

A woman was killed when an artillery shell hit a house
in Koband area of Mohmand Agency.

In the restive Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
province, security forces foiled an attempt by the Taliban to
destroy a government school in Koza Bandai area.

The school building sustained some damage, officials
said.

Soon after the incident, security forces launched a
search operation in Imamdheri and Koza Bandai, two former hubs
of the local Taliban.

PTI