Pak security forces gun down 19 more militants in Bajaur Agency

September 14th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI  


Peshawar , Sept 14 (ANI): After eliminating more than 70 terrorists yesterday in the Bajaur Agency, the Pakistani security forces today claimed to have killed 19 more militants in the tribal area.

According to The News, security forces conducted air attacks on militant hideouts in various parts of the Agency.

Jet planes and gun-ship helicopters were used in the attacks that inflicted heavy casualties on the militants in Tang Khatta, Shakai and Lowi Sam areas of the Agency, added the paper.

After having consolidated their positions in Lowi Sam, the security forces were now advancing towards the strongholds of Taliban in the mountainous areas of Charmang, Nawagai, Mamond and Tehsils.

Many terrorist hideouts were also destroyed in the air attacks.

Moreover, curfew is still in place in Inayat Kalay area of Bajaur Agency as shelling from gun-ship helicopters continued.

Due to the curfew, markets and business centers remained closed and people were facing difficulties in buying food and other essential commodities. (ANI)

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