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.


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

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