16 militants killed in Pakistan

May 2nd, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, May 2 (Xinhua) At least 16 militants were killed in clashes with the security forces in Pakistan’s Mohmand agency bordering Afghanistan, TV reports said Saturday.
The fighting started when the militants attacked a security checkpost in the Spinkai Tangai area, some 25 km from Ghalani, the headquarters of Muhmand Agency, the state-run PTV said.

The security forces launched a counter attack and 16 militants were killed, it said.

Three security personnel were injured and three others were missing after the attack, the report said citing unnamed sources.

Officials said a large number of militants have recently moved to Muhmand Agency from neighbouring Bajaur region, where the security forces are engaged in fierce fighting with Taliban militants.

The military said over 100 militants have been killed in Bajaur since the operation started April 28.

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