13 militants, 4 security personnel killed in Mohmand

50-60 militants storm check post in Bayzai sub-division.

Iftikhar Firdous April 02, 2012

PESHAWAR: At least four security personnel and 13 militants were killed in what officials believed was a cross-border attack in the Bayzai sub-division of Mohmand Agency.

A security official confirmed the incident and told The Express Tribune that there were 50 to 60 militants who stormed the check post at around 12:15am on Monday morning.

"The Olai Post in the Khwezai area came under attack," he said. "Attackers who we believe came from across the border were many, but we repulsed the attack."

The official confirmed that four security men at the post lost their lives, while thirteen militants were also killed in retaliation.

The Bayzai area is located a few kilometers from Kunar province of Aghanistan. Pakistani authorities believe that a large number of militants have fled to Kunar during operations and have found a safe abode in the mountainous terrain.

In November last year, 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a cross-border raid by American Special Forces on a checkpost in Salala, which is also located in Bayzai.


Xyz | 9 years ago | Reply

@Skin Taj: By the looks of it, they were outnumbered and it was a surprise attack in the middle of the night. Dont underestimate the taliban, look how often you see America/Nato troops calling for air support in the middle of a firefight

Sager | 9 years ago | Reply

If Americans can milk 911 till now than why not milk Salal for atleast few more years, hehehe typical Anti Pakitsni mentality, how u like them apples?

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