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25 rebels killed in Mohmand offensive

25 rebels killed in Mohmand offensive

Jun 19, 2011 - 19:40

ISLAMABAD (PANinfo-icon): Twenty-five armed Talibaninfo-icon insurgents were killed during a security operation in Pakistaninfo-icon's lawless tribal region of Mohmand near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, the military said on Sunday.

The operation was carried out early on Sunday morning, after militants had carried out a series of attacks on security posts in the region, the Army's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The 25 insurgents were killed in the Baizai area. A number of others rebels were injured, it said.

Backed by air support, the offensive involved the army, paramilitary troops and locally-raised tribal militias men, the statement said.

Also on Sunday, local officials in Mohmand said three Army soldiers were killed and more than a dozen others were wounded in gun attacks from insurgents elsewhere in the region.


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