Friday, December 18, 2009

Pakistan security forces kill Taliban commander, 6 militants

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani security forces said Wednesday that a Taliban commander and six militants have been killed in Waziristan tribal region.

Security forces engaged and destroyed a vehicle at Miranshah, the center of North Waziristan and militants commander Gulbadeen Mehsud was killed, the army said in a statement.

During the last 24 hours, six militants have been killed while one soldier lost his life and six others were injured, it said. The army claimed that the militants fired at a camp of security forces and damaged a mosque.

The militants also fired with small arms at security forces check post at Sararogha and Shuza areas in South Waziristan which was effectively responded and two militants were killed.

The security forces conducted search operation at different places and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition.

The militants fired rockets at a camp and killed a soldier while six others were injured while a mosque was damaged, the army statement said. The Security forces killed three militants during an encounter.

According to the army statistics, Pakistani security forces have killed more than 600 militants since they launched the ground assault on Oct. 17 in South Waziristan, advancing towards the main base of Taliban militants in Pakistan.

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