Pak Forces Kill 22 in NW Offensive

In the ongoing campaign against Taliban insurgents along the country’s north-western frontier bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani security forces are reported to have killed 22 militants and arrested another 14 in a late night operation near the Orakzai tribal region on Sunday.

The Pakistani troops backed by tanks and artillery attacked Taliban positions in the village of Shahukhel, a local police official later said the insurgents used rocket propelled grenades during the night-long fighting, the troops responded with artillery and tank fire.

A Taliban spokesperson has claimed that both sides suffered heavy casualties in the action.

Independent verification of claims however is virtually impossible as correspondents have limited access to the conflict zone.

(Based on Media Reports/ Internet Photo)

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