Kurram operation leaves 6 more militants dead, 12 injured

Ongoing operations have resulted in forces killing or arresting militants and recovering large caches of weapon too.

Express August 03, 2011

PESHAWAR: Six militants were killed and 12 others injured during clashes with the security forces in central Kurram Agency on Wednesday.

According to sources, militant hideouts were targeted with gunship helicopters in various areas of Central Kurram Agency.

Security forces destroyed four militant hideouts and one of their vehicles in the on going operation in different areas of Central Kurram Agency. Several militants have been killed and many arrested since the operation begun.

Forces also recovered a heavy cache of weapons during the search operation.

Earlier at least 27 militants and four tribesmen were killed during gunfights in the Masuzai area of Kurram Agency, officials said on Monday. The tribal force is backed up by paramilitary troops and artillery units of the army.

Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Athar Abbas said earlier in July that a military operation in the area would clear it “of terrorists involved in…kidnapping and killing of locals and suicide attacks”.

(Read: Kurram violence leaves 27 militants dead)

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