9 militants killed in NW Pakistan

14:50, April 22, 2010      

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At least nine militants were killed in northwest of Pakistan, official sources said Thursday.

Official sources said that five militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Sangara area of Orakzai tribal region on Thursday.

Meanwhile, unknown militants destroyed a local Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Akhonkot area of Upper Orakzai agency by putting explosive material in the building.

More than three hundred militants have been killed in the area since the operation started in late March.

Orakzai has seen a growing number of Taliban and al-Qaida militants who fled South Waziristan tribal area due to the military operation.

Moreover, security forces killed four militants in a clash in Swat valley, northwest of Pakistan, and shelled militant's hideouts in Bara tehsil of Khyber tribal region.

Source: Xinhua


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