Taliban Attack Pak Army, 30 Militants, One Soldier Killed: Report

Many suspected Taliban militants have assaulted an army checkpoint in the tribal Mohmand region of north-west Pakistan, reported BBC citing military sources.

In the attack, one soldier and mover 30 militants were killed, said report quoting a source, adding that Taliban spokesman put the casualty at four.

Gunfight took place near the Bajaur tribal region where troops recently declared victory over local Taliban, report said.

However, army did not officially confirm the incident as yet, said report.

Quoting its correspondent, the BBC reported that M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad said the fighters who stormed the checkpoint in Mohmand’s Chamarkand area appear to have slipped out of the Taliban stronghold of Damadola in Bajaur, which security forces captured on Tuesday.

The army has been fighting Taliban militants based in Bajaur since August 2008.

Chamarkand is close to the Afghan province of Kunar, which has witnessed a recent rise in Taliban militancy.

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