Pak forces kill 17 militants in tribal region

Pakistani forces have killed at least 17 suspected Taliban militants in Upper Orakzai tribal region in the northwest of the country.

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2012, 13:30 PM IST

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.

PTI