16 militants killed in Darra -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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16 militants killed in Darra

By Abdul Sami Paracha

KOHAT, Jan 27: Security forces have claimed killing more than 16 militants in Darra Adamkhel on Tuesday.

They said that a large number of militants were besieged after a fierce clash in which an army officer had been killed and five soldiers were injured in Tor Chappar area.

An official source said that a bomb hit a group of Taliban who were burying their colleagues in Tor Chappar, killing at least 16 of them.

However, the toll could not be confirmed from independent sources and a Taliban spokesman denied that 16 of his men had been killed.

In a press release issued in Peshawar, the Inter Services Public Relations also said that 16 militants had been killed in Tor Chappar.

Helicopter gunships, meanwhile, pounded the hideouts of militants in Bosti Khel and Tor Chappar on Tuesday evening.

Source: Dawn

Date:1/28/2009