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PESHAWAR: Two security personnel, including an army captain, were killed and 18 were injured in a clash with militants in northwest Pakistan’s Kurram tribal region.

Following the clash in central Kurram, jet fighters bombed militant positions, killing 15 insurgents, security sources told Dawn.com.

A number of insurgent hideouts were also destroyed in the action.

Separately in the Bajaur tribal region, militants attacked a security check post wounding two Levies men.

Moreover, an 11,000 kilowatt transmission line was also destroyed in an explosion in the area, suspending electricity supply to the region.

Subsequently, security forces started a search operation in the area to apprehend the militants.

Bajaur and Kurram are two out of the seven regions in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) governed by tribal laws. An extremist insurgency led by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) plagues the region, while the area is known to be infested with militants, including those from Al Qaeda and other armed extremist organisations.

Rocket attack wounds three in Peshawar

Meanwhile in Peshawar’s Matani area, three people were wounded in a rocket attack targeting the residence of a local.

The attack targeted the residence of Haji Mohammad Khan Afridi in Matani’s Sheikh Naala area.

Published May 23, 2013 10:48am

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jg
May 24, 2013 05:18am

Bajaur is not infested with militants.they have long been driven out in 2009. since then there is relative peace, which was disrupted during an attack during elections.the proof of peace is that first women candidate from FATA hailed from Bajaur.

jg
May 24, 2013 05:18am

Bajaur is not infested with militants.they have long been driven out in 2009. since then there is relative peace, which was disrupted during an attack during elections.the proof of peace is that first women candidate from FATA hailed from Bajaur.

jg
May 24, 2013 05:19am

Bajaur is not infested with militants.they have long been driven out in 2009. since then there is relative peace, which was disrupted during an attack during elections.the proof of peace is that first women candidate from FATA hailed from Bajaur.

jg
May 24, 2013 05:18am

Bajaur is not infested with militants.they have long been driven out in 2009. since then there is relative peace, which was disrupted during an attack during elections.the proof of peace is that first women candidate from FATA hailed from Bajaur.

Khan
May 23, 2013 05:33am
Now Taliban friendly government is on the way to form government, why they are attacking people? Taliban invested in these parties by allowing them to freely run the campaign in election now the parties need to return the favour to Taliban.