Friday, April 29, 2011

27 militants, two Lashkar men killed in Kurram

our correspondent
Friday, April 29, 2011
SADDA: Twenty-seven militants and two members of a tribal Lashkar were killed and two others injured in clashes in the central Kurram Agency on Thursday, official and tribal sources said.

The sources said the militants attacked members of the tribal Lashkar with heavy weapons in Mirandi area in Kurram Agency, killing two of them. The sources said the Lashkar volunteers repulsed the attack and killed five militants and injured two of them.

Meanwhile, official sources said the military's gunship helicopters targeted the hideouts of militants in Mirandi, Sangroba and Chinarak areas, killing, at least, 22 insurgents and injuring several others.

The sources said three militant hideouts were also destroyed in the attack. The claims could not be independently confirmed. The Kurram Agency has seen sectarian clashes and operations against the Taliban and other militants by security forces recently.

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