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Pak forces kill 17 militants in tribal region

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 13:30

Islamabad: Pakistani forces have killed at
least 17 suspected Taliban militants in Upper Orakzai tribal
region in the northwest of the country, officials said on Tuesday.

A security official said that 12 other militants were
wounded in clashes with security forces.

According to security officials, militants ambushed a
security forces post.

The forces returned fire and killed 17 militants.

Six foreigners were also among those killed in skirmish
occurred late Tuesday in a remote area of the tribal agency,
the official added.

The official didn`t provide any further information on
causalities from the military side.


First Published: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 13:30

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