22 militants, 6 soldiers killed in Pak clashes

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Peshawar, July 20: At least 22 militants and six soldiers were killed in clashes between security forces and Taliban fighters in northwest Pakistan's restive Khyber tribal region, officials said today. The fighting started last night when army and paramilitary forces launched an operation in Zao Kharamtang area of Khyber Agency, one of seven tribal districts where al-Qaeda-linked militants are active.State-run Radio Pakistan reported that 22 militants and six soldiers had died in the fighting. Another six soldiers were injured and shifted to hospital.
 A military official confirmed the offensive and casualties on both sides.He said the militants were helped by local criminals involved in kidnapping, drug trafficking and gun-running. Several banned organisations, including the Taliban, are active in Khyber Agency and the army recently launched an operation in the region to flush out militants who had captured strategic heights.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 20 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 20 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST




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