Five militants killed, 8 injured in Kurram Agency

Clashes took place in Masozai area between militants and local lashkar.


Iftikhar Firdous July 23, 2011

Five militants were killed and eight others were injured in clashes between militants and the local lashkar (militia) in central Kurram Agency.

The clashes took place in the Masozai tribal area, where the lashkarhave been combating with the militants for the last three days. They claimed to have killed five militants; however, the claims could not be verified.

The army has launched an air and ground offensive in Kurram region on the Afghan border, its first major military operation since the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden.

In a separate incident, one security personnel was injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off in the central Kurram Agency.

Meanwhile, NATO helicopters intruded into Pakistani territory in Kurram Agency on Saturday, said officials.

The helicopters intruded almost 8km into Pakistani airspace, but returned back when they were warned.

COMMENTS (2)

san | 10 years ago | Reply

army need to quickly clean these rats from all 7 agencies and government need to focus their nose on reconstruction and declear FATA as province.

Hammad Kakar | 10 years ago | Reply What NATO ohh I mean USA is trying to do is to get to our strategic locations, this is a vry poor forigen policy by Pakistan, we are being humiliated again & again now we don't even know that how will we ever get the respect we deserve for being a brick wall & protecting the Americans from Taliban, if we ever get anything from America it is blames, they can not attack us like Afganistan & Iraq is just because they know how strong risistance they will face if they ever dare to do so, so they hired Taliban to fight us to prove to the world that Pakistan is a failed state & the nuclear warheads are not safe. America & their Policy is Anti Pakistan its about time we tell them to stop anything that voilates Pakistani air & ground space.
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