Clash in Kurram Agency: 11 militants killed, 6 injured

Security forces also destroyed several militant hideouts.


Express July 24, 2011

Eleven militants were killed and six others were injured in a clash between militants and security forces in the Ali Sherzai area of Kurram Agency on Sunday.

The security forces also destroyed several militant hideouts.

At least 41 militants have been killed in the last four days in Kurram Agency where security forces are carrying out an operation to clear out militancy from the area.

On Saturday, five militants were killed and eight were injured in a clash with members of a local lashkar in central Kurram. Around eight members of the local Masozai lashkar were also injured in the clash.

Sources said the clash had been going on for three days.

Meanwhile, the tribal elders of the area asked the government and the security forces to support the Qaumi Lashkar in fighting the militants.

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

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