Troops kill fifteen militants in Pak tribal areas: Army

Last Updated: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 20:56

Peshawar/Islamabad: Fifteen people, most
of them Taliban fighters, were killed in clashes with security
forces in Pakistan’s tribal belt bordering Afghanistan,
authorities said on Friday.

Ten militants and two soldiers were killed in a
fierce clash in Bajaur tribal region.

The skirmish began when militants attacked a security
forces post at Mula Said.
The attack was repulsed by security forces, a
Frontier Corps spokesman said.

Six soldiers were injured in the clash.

Troops also apprehended two suspected terrorists, the
spokesman said.

A civilian was killed when militants attacked security
forces with small arms and rockets in Dogar area of Kurram
tribal region.

In a separate incident, troops gunned down two
militants in Mohmand Agency, the spokesman said.

Eight militants were apprehended with arms and
ammunition during a search operation in Dir district in the
country’s northwest.
Security forces apprehended six suspected militants
and recovered arms and ammunitions during search and clearance
operations at several places in the troubled Swat valley.

A suspect was apprehended at Khajuri check post in
Razmak sector of Waziristan during routine checking by
security forces.

Troops also repulsed two attacks by militants in
Jandola and Shakai sectors of Waziristan though there were no
reports of casualties.


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First Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 20:56

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