Pakistani troops arrest 30 suspected militants in northwest

11:10, September 24, 2010      

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Pakistani security forces destroyed two militant's hideouts and arrested at least 30 suspects during an operation on Thursday in the country's northwest tribal area, the army said.

According to Frontier Corps sources, security forces carried out military operation in the Khyber tribal region's Bara tehsil in recent days. They also destroyed six houses during the action against militants in Bara's Aaqakhel area, according to the local TV DAWN News.

Earlier on Wednesday, at least three troops were killed when a roadside blast struck a military vehicle in Khyber, one of the seven tribal agencies in Pakistan's restive northwest bordering Afghanistan.

After the attack, security forces launched an operation against militants and imposed a curfew in Bara tehsil. A search operation was also going on in the nearby city Peshawar.

So far, over 50 militants have been killed in the Peshawar operation since Sunday and scores of militant hideouts have been destroyed, the army said.

Source: Xinhua


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