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Pakistan: Nine militants killed, five hurt in Kurram Naseer Hussain

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PARACHINAR: Nine militants were killed five wounded in an operation by the security forces in central Kurrum. The total of killed militants have reached forty-one on the fourth day of the recent action against the insurgents. The dead militants include commander Walidad and some foreign militants. The security forces are continuing their operation in the areas of Dogar, Teraytung, and Alwarameela. The forces have captured some militants along with their arms and have taken them to undisclosed places for interrogation. Ground forces and army copters . were taking part in the action against insurgents. Militia commandant Col. Tauseef Akhter informed journalists that security forces were advancing towards Tarrli, Sultani, Toadi Ubba and other centers of miscreants activities. Militants from Waziristan and Orakzai agencies, with the help of their local comrades had blocked Kurruma Agency-Peshawar road because of which the said road was closed for the last three years, besieging hundreds of thousands of people in their areas. Since the past one month the security forces have started taking against the extremists, things have much improved and after ground forces started taking part in the operation, things have started moving quickly. 37 compounds of terrorists cleared in S. Waziristan: The security forces have razed and cleared 37 compounds of terrorists including tunnels in various parts of South Waziristan in sequel to the on-going operation Rah-e- Nijat. According to ISPR, in Jandola Sector, security forces recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition during the process of link up at Dwatoi. Security forces cleared Aqhzar near Pezu, Tauda Uba near Dogar, Jani Kot near Sultani Adda and apprehended 2 suspects. In Shakai Sector, security forces carried out sanitization and consolidated their positions while in Razmak Sector security forces conducted search operation near Tara Tiza and destroyed 22 compounds including 2 tunnels (35 feet long). Security forces successfully established link up at village Zawar near Ghariom while area domination operation was carried near Pash Ziarat and 15 compounds were cleared and huge cache of arms and ammunition were recovered. Few rockets were fired by terrorists near Spinkai Narai which were effectively responded. In Swat - Malakand where Operation Rah-e-Rast is continuing, security forces recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition at Lalkhu-Gharai, Batku near Sakhra, village Hatrang, Tangar near Bartana, Darogzar near Matta and Bashkhela near Drushekhela. Security forces conducted search operation at Tutaki near Matta, Manglaur, Charbagh, Harichand near Dargai, Devolai, Mam Dheri and Tighak-Galoch and apprehended 17 terrorists. Four terrorists voluntarily surrendered themselves to security forces at Shahdand Banda and Bara Banda.
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