Seven Taliban militants killed in Pakistan

Seven Taliban fighters were killed and several more injured when Pakistani security forces targeted militant hideouts in the restive Kurram tribal region in the country`s northwest today, an official said.

Updated: Dec 29, 2010, 16:58 PM IST

Peshawar: Seven Taliban fighters were
killed and several more injured when Pakistani security forces
targeted militant hideouts in the restive Kurram tribal region
in the country`s northwest today, an official said.

The troops attacked rebel hideouts in Chinarak area
of Kurram Agency near the Afghan border, Maj Fazlur Rehman of
the Frontier Corps said.

Three hideouts, including an ammunition depot, were
destroyed during the attacks, he said.

Kurram Agency has been hit hard by sectarian strife
and militant violence that have claimed hundreds of lives in
the past three years.

PTI