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Fifteen militants killed as troops target Kurram Agency

Saturday, 12 Dec, 2009

Troops target militant hideouts in South Waziristan during a military operation. – Reuters

KURRAM: At least fifteen militants have been killed, including a key militant commander while several others have been injured during military operations in different areas of central Kurram Agency.

Three security personnel also lost their lives and eight others were injured.

According to officials, security forces started a massive operation in central Kurram and entered Marghan and Dogar areas of the agency. Troops are also advancing into other areas and are heavily targeting militant hideouts.

Security forces are facing severe resistance from militants and have destroyed four of their hideouts and recovered large amounts of ammunition and explosive materials.

Dozens of militants have so far been killed and arrested since the start of the operation in Kurram Agency

source: http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/03-fifteen-militants-killed-as-troops-target-kurram-agency-ss-03

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