8 security officials, over 30 militants killed in central Kurram skirmish

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  1. agentperry

    agentperry Senior Member Senior Member

    Oct 24, 2010
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    PESHAWAR: Eight security officials were killed while 15 sustained injuries when militants attacked a military check post in the Jogi area of central Kurram Agency on Tuesday. Officials claimed to have killed over 30 militants in retaliation.
    A security official confirmed the casualties and told The Express Tribune that scores of militants attacked a newly-formed security post in the Jogi area, in which the security forces had entered after a fierce a battle last week.
    “The security forces had entered a zone which is considered to be a stronghold of militants. It was a counter attack,” he said.
    Helicopters gunships pounded the area and the clash lasted for hours.
    Additional troops also joined the combat. “We killed 35 militants in aerial and ground operations,” confirmed officials. “The militant attack was forcibly revolted,” they said.
    The Kurram operation has been a lengthy one, for it shares boundaries with Orakzai Agency and North Waziristan on the Pak-Afghan border, making the terrain more difficult to control.
    The government has managed to reopen the Thall-Parachinar Highway after a span of almost three years. The recent operation was launched to keep the “fragile peace truce” intact and the road open
  3. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

    Aug 12, 2009
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    Militant attacks kill 8 Pakistani soldiers - CNN.com

    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Hundreds of militants stormed military checkpoints in northwest Pakistan early Tuesday, killing at least eight soldiers and injuring 10 others, military and government officials said -- the latest in a string of attacks against security forces.

    Twenty-five militants died in the clash, according to the officials.The predawn attack took place over several hours in Kurram, one of seven mostly ungoverned districts in Pakistan's tribal region along the Afghan border.Pakistan blast kills dozens The district has seen a sharp increase in militant activity with insurgents who have fled military operations in neighboring South and North Waziristan.

    Kurram has become the front line in the fight between Pakistani militants and security forces.The Pakistani army has launched several operations in Kurram to flush out militants, but parts of the district remain strongholds of the Pakistan Taliban.Last week, six soldiers and 10 militants died in another battle in the same area.

    More than 3,000 Pakistani soldiers have been in killed in the fight against Islamist militants over the past decade, the Pakistani Army says.

    The number of soldiers killed this month -- more than 50 -- is very high, but doesn't approach figures in 2009 and 2010, when up to 150 troops at a time were killed in one month at the height of military operations in Pakistan's tribal region, a senior Pakistani military official said.
  4. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    Either the intelligence is appalling or they are totally incompetent.
  5. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Jan 9, 2012
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    Akhand Bharat
    8+30= same people.. So 38 militant dead, 30 in civilian cloths and 8 in military cloths:namaste::namaste::namaste:

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