Six militants killed by security forces in NW Pakistan

16:49, March 15, 2011      

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At least six militants were killed and many others injured on Tuesday morning in a shootout between militants and security forces in northwestern region of Pakistan, said security sources.

According to security officials, some unknown number of militants attacked a security check post with automatic guns and hand grenades in Hangu district and injured some local policemen.

Security personnel at nearby check posts responded with fire and killed six militants and injured many others.

While in another incident, some gunmen opened fire at a police mobile and killed two policemen and injured another in Mardan city in Pakistan's northwestern province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

No group has claimed that it is responsible for the attacks.

Source: Xinhua

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