11 militants, 3 security officials killed in Khyber
OUR STAFF REPORTER / MONITORING
Khyber Agency – Warplanes attacked militant positions in Khyber Agency, killing five terrorists and wounding three others, officials said, six more militants were killed in a clash that also claimed lives of two security officials in the restive tribal region.
Another security official died and five others were hurt in a blast inside a paramilitary camp near Fort Slope in Bara tehsil when an explosive device in a vehicle, seized from the base camp of Mehsud scouts here the other day, went off. “The blast destroyed five rooms inside the Fort Slope and killed a security official and hurt five others,” said a spokesperson for the Frontier Corps. Intelligence officials however disputed the figure, and said two law enforcers were killed and seven others injured in the blast at the paramilitary camp. The exact death toll could not be independently verified as reporters had limited access to the remote tribal area. The injured, identified as Israel Khan, Ahmad, Zia, Ahmad Khan, Amen and Abdullah, were shifted to a military hospital in Peshawar for medical aid, sources said while adding the victim was identified as Akhtar Zada. Relief and rescue teams were sent to the site. More casualties were feared. In Bara tehsil’s Tirah Valley, jet fighters pounded three militant hideouts killing five terrorists and wounding three others. Sources said an aircraft targeted Tirah Valley’s Kukikhel area and destroyed Taliban hideouts.