Thursday, October 20, 2011
Five soldiers , six militants killed in counter attack in Khayber Agency
South Asian News Agency (SANA)
October 21, 2011
PESHAWAR, (SANA): At least five soldiers and six militants were killed on
Thursday in gun battles in Khyber tribal district along the Afghan border, officials said.
The fighting erupted when Pakistan’s paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) launched a search operation in the Malik din Khel area of Khyber.
According to a foreign news agency Mutahir Zeb, the top administrative official of Khyber, said militants from Lashkar-i-Islam were involved in the attack.
Five FC personnel were martyred and three were wounded; meanwhile, six militants were also killed in the clash, Zeb told by telephone.
It is worth mentioning here that the strategically important Khyber district lies between Peshawar and Afghanistan and is the main route for NATO supplies in Afghanistan.
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