10 militants, 2 security personnel killed in South Waziristan clash

Published: February 26, 2012
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The clash took place in the Siplatoi area where the security forces were conducting a search operation. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The clash took place in the Siplatoi area where the security forces were conducting a search operation. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

PESHAWAR: Ten militants and two security personnel were killed in a clash between security forces and militants in the South Waziristan Agency on Sunday, said officials.

The clash took place in the Siplatoi area where security forces were conducting a search operation to clear the area. “Militants fired at the security forces during the search operation,” a senior security official told The Express Tribune.

“At least 10 militants were killed during the shootout,” the official confirmed.

The operation began in the morning but the militants retaliated, causing delay, however the area was cleared after the operation.

Earlier, a security official and seven militants were killed on February 15, when security forces raided an inn in Wana after receiving a tip-off that the building was used by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as a transit point.

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