3 suspected militants killed in shelling

This marks first time Pakistan military conducts shelling in K-P as recent airstrikes have been taking place in FATA.

Zulfiqar Ali February 28, 2014
Gunship helicopter pounded the hideouts of the militants. PHOTO: ISPR


At about 10:00 am on Thursday, gunship helicopters began shelling in tehsil Kulachi, FR Dera Ismail Khan in which three suspected militants were killed, a security official told The Express Tribune.

However, it was not clear as to which group the slain militants belonged.

This marks the first time that the Pakistan military conducted shelling in the settled area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, as the recent airstrikes have been taking place in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

According to a local elder of the Gandapur tribe, he witnessed helicopters flying into the area and the ensuing shelling. However, according to another resident, only two cows, owned by members of the Gandapur tribe, were killed in the shelling. He claimed that there was no loss of human life.

Tehsil Kulachi is attached to Darazinda and is suspected to be a hideout of militants.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 28th, 2014.


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