Pakistan army kills 10 militants in tribal regionAugust 12th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 12 (Xinhua) Pakistan’s security forces Tuesday killed 10 militants in an operation in the tribal region in the country’s northwest. The army, backed by helicopter gunships, pounded militants’ hideouts in Bajaur tribal agency, killing 10 militants and injuring 14, private Geo TV channel reported.
Local people have fled their houses to seek asylum in adjourning areas, it reported.
The local authorities have vowed to continue the military operation against militants in a bid to maintain law and order in the region.
Pakistan’s security forces started their operation against local militants in Bajaur agency Wednesday after the militants ambushed an army vehicle.