Taliban kill two Pakistani soldiers in tribal area

Militants used machine guns to attack a roadside military post near Ladha town: officials


Afp August 02, 2011

PESHAWAR: A group of Taliban fighters Tuesday gunned down two Pakistani soldiers in the country's northwestern tribal area along the Afghan border, security officials said.

The militants used machine guns to attack a roadside military post near Ladha town in South Waziristan district before escaping into the mountains.

"The soldiers died on the spot. Another soldier was injured and was taken to a nearby hospital," a security official in Wana, the main town of South Waziristan, told AFP.

Another official in Peshawar confirmed the incident and casualties.

Pakistan carried out a sweeping offensive in 2009 in South Waziristan targeting the country's main Taliban faction, but many of their commanders and foot soldiers are believed to have fled to neighbouring North Waziristan.

Washington is pressing Islamabad to launch an all-out military offensive in the tribal districts to crack down on various militant outfits active in Pakistan and across the border in Afghanistan.

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COMMENTS (3)

skin Taja | 9 years ago | Reply

Our beloved army's might ?? where is it.....when these crooked talibaan were training themslelves to kill.....our beloved army was busy in distributing land plots among themselves.....that is the reason our soldiers are getting killed every other day ....if they were properly trained they would have survived !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its never late !!!!!!!!

T Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

Why nuke Afghanistan??? these are our own 'bretherns' from right within Pakistan, who are for sure fasting for Allah while killing Muslims during the holy Month of Ramazan, in which Allah has directed to abstain from all fights. Amazing how many opposites can be put in one sentence describing the sword bearers of Islam today.

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