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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Troops kill 40 militants in Mohmand

GHALANAI: At least 40 militants were killed in Mohmand tribal region on Saturday when security forces targeted militant hideouts with gunship helicopters.

According to political agents, the troops conducted operation in different areas of Tehsil Safi and Baizai on information of Taliban fighter’s presence.

The army pounded hideout and resorted to shelling from gunship helicopters, killing at least 40 alleged militants.

Meanwhile, a security official was wounded when militants attacked a check post in Ghalanai tehsil.

Militants used automatic weapons in the attack which was successfully retaliated by security forces.

On Friday, around 150 insurgents attacked five security check posts in the tribal region, killing at least 11 soldiers and wounding a dozen more. Twenty-four militants were also killed in the clashes.

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