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13 militants dead in Mohmand operation

13 militants dead in Mohmand operation

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Jul 31, 2011 - 13:55

ISLAMABAD(PANinfo-icon): The Pakistaninfo-icon military killed more than a dozen militants in the northwestern tribal region of Mohmand, near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, officials said on Sunday.

The overnight operation against the local Talibaninfo-icon was conducted in the Baizai sub-district, a political administration official, Riaz Momand, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Three insurgent hideouts were eliminated by the security personnel during the offensive, which left three soldiers wounded, he said, adding that Spina Bara, Qabar and Tora Bara areas were cleared of rebels.

A local Taliban commander, Toofan, was among the dead, said tribal elder Saida Jan, who added many families were displaced by the military action.

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