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North Waziristan tribal district has become the most notorious Taliban and al Qaeda stronghold on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan. – File Photo

KALAYA: Security forces took control of the strategic post of Dalanai in Orakzai Agency on Tuesday after a fierce clash in which 25 militants and two troops were killed.

Sources said 22 security men, including a captain, were injured in the morning in the area, about 78km north of Ghaljo, the headquarters of upper Orakzai tehsil and a strong base of militants.

According to security sources, 25 militants, including their two commanders, Abu Salman and Sher Shah, were killed in the clash and 14 others injured. Eight injured militants were arrested.

The sources claimed that troops had taken control of Dalanai and hoisted the national flag there. They also claimed to have secured about 92 per cent area of the tribal agency.

AP adds: A government official said security forces killed 30 militants. He said five soldiers also died.

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August 16, 2012 3:44 am
Good show- keep it up
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