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50 Taliban killed in military operations

RAWALPINDI: Security forces personnel on Monday claimed to have killed 50 Taliban in operations in Mohmand, Bajaur, Malakand and Bannu during the past 24 hours.

The Inter-Services Public Relations said five Taliban were killed in retaliation after they attacked a local lashkar in Dir. They said the lashkar also destroyed three houses and injured six Taliban. It said another member of the Taliban was killed when police fired at a car that refused to stop at a checkpost. “The car exploded, as it was primed for a suicide attack,” it added.

37 dead: In Mohmand Agency, 29 Taliban were killed and 25 wounded when security forces targeted their hideouts with jet planes, and helicopter gunships. In Bajaur, eight Taliban, including a commander, were killed, a security official in Khar told AFP.

In the Jani Khel area of Bannu district, Taliban fired rockets at a police station and an airport early on Monday. “Seven Taliban were killed in the retaliatory attack,” said Zahinuddin, a local police official.

Search operations: Security forces also consolidated their positions and continued search operations in Godhand Banda and Arkot in Swat, Matta and Aligrama. They also directed the displaced people of Kalam to report to Besham for transportation back to their homes.

Source: Daily Times

Date:6/16/2009