Roadside bomb kills 5 militants in South Waziristan

Published: July 19, 2011

Eight militants and one Pakistani soldier were killed in a clash in the northwestern tribal region of Kurram. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: A roadside bomb hit a militant vehicle in the South Waziristan tribal region on the Afghan border, killing five militants, intelligence officials in the region said.

The militants were operating under Maulvi Nazir, an influential militant leader, whose group is known for launching attacks in Afghanistan, and not in Pakistan.

Nine killed in Kurram clashes

Eight militants and one soldier were killed in a clash in the northwestern tribal region of Kurram where the army launched a military operation this month to clear militants from their strongholds, security officials said.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Hasan
    Jul 27, 2011 - 10:45AM

    Correct me if I am wrong but didn’t I just read an article with the following title:

    ARMY CONCLUDES ‘SUCCESSFUL’ SOUTH WAZIRISTAN OPERATION.

    Does this mean the Pakistan Army has jumped the gun (so to speak!) and hasn’t quite yet completed its operation in South Waziristan Agency to flush out terrorists?

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