18 militants killed in Kurram Agency operation

Four hideouts destroyed in army helicopter attack on militant hideouts.

Umer Farooq November 23, 2011

PARACHINAR: More than 18 militants were killed in Central Kurram Agency when army helicopters attacked militant hideouts during an ongoing operation in the area.

Talking to The Express Tribune, officials said that army helicopters targeted militant hideouts in Gawaza and Gwaki areas, which are considered to be stronghold of militants.

“Militants had established their posts and are were hiding there. Our helicopters destroyed seven hideouts and killed more than 18 militants and more than 20 sustained injures. We are still chasing them”, officials added.

Security forces have killed more than 90 militants in different clashes with the militants during the past few days.

Security forces launched an operation in Orakzai Agency in March last year, while the Kurram operation was launched this summer. However, this past week, security forces have increased their advance in both agencies.


bigsaf | 9 years ago | Reply

Interested in what groups they belonged to.

The operations in Kurram are notorious in their goals, selectively targeting militants favoring one group over another, to the point of giving cover to Afghan Taliban such as Haqqani 'sahib', much to the distress of the local village militias who are targeted by these tribal and foreign terrorists.

Azeem Chaudry | 9 years ago | Reply

May the terrorists reside in hell for ever and ever.

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