Seven militants killed in Pakistan’s tribal area

August 1st, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least seven militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Orakzai, Dawn reported Wednesday.

The clash took place in Orakzai’s Dabori area, in which two security men were also injured, said government sources.

Security sources say the military operation in the tribal region has been able to recover 92 percent of its area from militant control. However, pockets of resistance still exist in parts of Orakzai.

In another incident, unidentified assailants blew up two primary schools for girls in the Mohmand tribal region’s Saafi tehsil.

Mohmand and Orakzai are two of the seven districts in Pakistan’s tribal belt where Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants are said to have carved out strongholds to plot attacks on Pakistani, Afghan and western targets.

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