Six Taliban fighters killed in northwest Pak

Six Taliban fighters were killed as security forces repulsed an attack by militants on a checkpost in the restive Orakzai tribal region in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

Last Updated: Mar 12, 2011, 14:55 PM IST

Peshawar: Six Taliban fighters were
killed as security forces repulsed an attack by militants on a
checkpost in the restive Orakzai tribal region in northwest
Pakistan on Saturday, officials said.

Three security personnel were also injured in the
clash, the officials said.

A group of militants attacked the checkpost in the
tribal region near the Afghan border early this morning.
Militants associated with the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban
Pakistan led by Hakimullah Mehsud and al Qaeda operatives are
active in the region.

PTI