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8 militants killed in Kurram clash

PARACHINAR/LANDI KOTAL, Aug 27: Eight militants were killed and two security personnel suffered injuries in a clash in Masozai area of central Kurram tribal region on Monday.

Sources said that a group of militants attacked a checkpost in Masozai with heavy weapons and injured two security men. Security forces killed eight militants and injured several others in retaliatory action, they added.

The injured security men were taken to a hospital where their condition was stated to be out of danger.

In Khyber Agency, two members of a banned militant outfit were killed in a remote controlled bomb blast in Bazaar-Zakhakhel area on Monday.

Sources said that two members of Bara-based Lashkar-i-Islam were trying to enter a bunker of their rival group Tawheedul Islam when the explosive device planted near the bunker went off and killed both of them on the spot.

In Bara, security forces seized huge quantity of opium and hashish during raids on private warehouses in Alam Gudar area. No arrests were, however, made as nobody was present at the warehouses during the raids. The contraband was shifted to nearby FC camp.

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