Two militants killed in Mohmand Agency skirmishes -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Two militants killed in Mohmand Agency skirmishes

GHALLANAI: Two militants were killed and four others injured when the security forces and militants clashed in Pandyalai tehsil and Bhai Daag area of Baizai Subdivision in troubled Mohmand Agency on Tuesday.

Sources said that a group of militants attacked the security forces checkpoint in Targhakhi with rockets and mortars. However, the security forces quickly retaliated with artillery and rockets, killing two militants on the spot and injuring four others.

The sources added that the slain militants, whose names could not be ascertained, belonged to Dawaizai area. The security forces also heavily shelled Sheikhan, Spinkay Tangay and Kashmir Koor in Pandyalai tehsil with artillery. The houses of Malang and Sarwaiz Khan were partially damaged when several shells landed in the area. However, no casualty was reported.

Meanwhile, unidentified miscreants blew up the building of Baizai Subdivision headquarters in Bhai Dag area with explosives. The blast did not cause any casualty. The political administration has confirmed the destruction of the building caused by an explosive device.

Source: The News

Date:1/7/2009