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15 militants killed in Kurram skirmishes

PARACHINAR – At least 15 militants including a prominent commander Wali Dad were killed, while three security personnel were martyred in clashes between security forces and militants here on Saturday. Seventeen militants and eight security men were also injured during these skirmishes.
According to details, Pak Army and Frontier Corps jointly launched a massive operation against militants in various parts of Kurram Agency. The forces have entered central Kurram Agency from Makhranay, Zangi, Marghan, Dogarnari and other sides. Tough resistance was witnessed at Marghan and Dogarnari sides, as it is believed that local and foreign militants are present there. The forces are being targeted with rockets and automatic weapons.
The forces struck militants’ hideouts with gunship helicopters and artillery and destroyed their four hideouts and a training camp. The forces have got control of various important locations of the militants during the last one-month fight.

source: http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Politics/13-Dec-2009/15-militants-killed-in-Kurram-skirmishes

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