Over 1,000 militants killed in Pakistan since August

September 26th, 2008 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS  

TalibanKhar (Pakistan), Sep 26 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s security forces have killed over 1,000 militants in northwestern Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal region since the military operation was launched last month, an army commander said Friday. At least 27 Pakistani soldiers have also lost their lives in the fighting against the militants in the troubled tribal agency in North West Frontier Province bordering Afghanistan, said Tariq Khan, inspector general of the Frontier Corps (FC).

The military offensive against the pro-Taliban forces was begun Aug 6 and about 300,000 local people have been displaced since then.

Khan said five militant commanders were also killed during the operation, four of whom are foreigners.

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