55 militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal area

June 7th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) At least 55 Taliban militants were killed in different clashes with security forces in northwest Pakistan’s restive tribal region of Orakzai, media reports said Monday.
Eleven militants were killed while three others were arrested by the security forces when the terrorists attacked a security check post in Orakzai, Xinhua said quoting local media reports. One security official was killed and two others wounded in the clash.

Meanwhile, the security forces killed 44 militants and injured another 11 in various areas of Upper Orakzai Sunday.

The forces killed 15 Taliban and injured 11 in Zakhtan and Balkhtan areas of Upper Orakzai agency while gaining complete control of the areas.

The security forces also engaged the Taliban in Ghalju, headquarters of Upper Orakzai, killing 20 terrorists. The troops also targeted terrorist hideouts in Kasha and Tuti Maila areas and killed nine Taliban.

Over 1,000 militants have been killed in the military operation in Orakzai during the past 45 days.

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