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Eighty per cent of Kurram cleared of militants: army


Tuesday, 06 Jul, 2010

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Different militant hideouts were also wiped out during the operation. – File Photo

PESHAWAR: Eighty per cent of the Kurram tribal region has been cleared of militants and the military operation in the area is still underway, Commandant Col. Tauseef Akhtar said on Tuesday.

 

Briefing local and international press at Parachinar, Col. Akhtar said that the convoy traffic had been restored on the Parachinar road however local traffic will only be opened once conditions normalise.

 

Eighteen security personnel have died whereas more than 200 militants have been killed since the military operation started in September 2009, Col. Akhtar said.

 

Different militant hideouts were also wiped out during the operation.

 

During the briefing, local residents requested the security personnel to ensure implementation of measures agreed upon by tribal elders in Murree in May 2008. –

DawnNews


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