STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

34 militants killed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces killed some 34 militants Friday in the country\'s northwest tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border Friday, media reports said. At least 17

Published: 18th February 2012 12:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani security forces killed some 34 militants Friday in the country's northwest tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border Friday, media reports said.

At least 17 militants were killed Friday night by the Pakistani security forces in the Tera Valley area of Khyber Agency which borders Afghanistan, Xinhua reported citing Urdu TV channel Dunya.

Meanwhile, at least three security personnel were killed and two injured when a remote-controlled bomb hit security forces's vehicle in the same area Friday night.

Earlier Friday morning, Pakistani security forces, backed by helicopter gunships, launched an attack at two militants' hideouts in Khyber Agency, killing five militants and wounding eight others.

During the operation, three Pakistani troops and three local pro-government peace militiamen were also killed.

Later, the Pakistani security forces launched another attack at four militants' hideouts in Orakzai Agency which borders Khyber Agency to its southern side and killed at least 12 militants while injuring 10 others, bringing the total number of militants killed in the northwest tribal areas of Pakistan to 34.

More from World.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp