Clashes kill 8 Pakistani soldiers, 38 militants in tribal region

13:34, June 17, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

At least eight Pakistani soldiers and 38 militants were killed in the country's northwest tribal region on Wednesday, official sources and local media reported.

The clashes erupted in Bajaur tribal region near the Afghan border where the security forces had declared victory over Taliban- linked militants in 2008.

The Wednesday clashes at Ghandai area of Bajaur have again raised concerns over the presence and ability of the militants.

Official sources said that the security forces also arrested 23 militants.

The troops backed by gunship helicopters and artillery bombed the positions of Taliban and also blew up hideouts to 10 militants who were wanted for involvement in attacks on security forces.

Pakistani security forces had taken control over most parts of Bajaur, one of the former strongholds of Taliban.

On the other hand, official media reported that 16 militants have surrendered to the security forces in Tehsil Mohmand of the Bajaur Agency.

【1】 【2】

(Editor:燕勐)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Giant red lantern lights up in Tiananmen Square to celebrate the coming National Day on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
  • A ceremony is held in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, on Sept. 28, 2011, to commemorate the 2,562nd birthday of Confucius (551-479 BC), a Chinese thinker, educationist and philosopher. (Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng)
  • The world's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner for delivery arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, capital of Japan, on Sept. 28, 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, whose buyer is All Nippon Airways (ANA), will implement a flight of ANA on Oct. 26 from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Hong Kong in south China. (Xinhua/Ji Chunpeng)
  • A Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) fighter shows what is believed to be human jawbone found inside a mass grave near Abu Salim prison in Tripoli, Libya, Spet. 27, 2011. The NTC on Sunday said they had found a mass grave containing the bodies of 1,270 people killed by Gaddafi's security forces in a 1996 massacre at Abu Salim prison in southern Tripoli. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
  • Rescue workers and local residents search for survivors after a building collapsed in old Delhi, India, Sept. 27, 2011. At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured when an old three-storey building collapsed. More than a dozen people are still feared trapped under the debris, police said. (Xinhua/Partha Sarkar)
  • A visitor has flying experience in the windmill castle of Jinshitan National Holiday resort in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 27, 2011. The castle is a 23-meter-high building with 21 meters in diameter. The castle uses wind tunnel to make objects floating in the air. It is the first indoor stadium in China, which enables people to have flying experience. (Xinhua/Zhang Chunlei)
Hot Forum Discussion