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Seven militants killed in Mohmand, six bodies recovered

February 07, 2015

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— Reuters/File
— Reuters/File

PESHAWAR: At least seven militants were killed in a clash with security forces in Mohmand Agency on Saturday, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Seven militants were killed by security forces in a clash that erupted after their [militants'] movement was intercepted by the forces, said the ISPR statement.

The bodies, which were taken into custody, are being handed over to the administration.

Six bodies recovered from Mohmand Agency

Six unidentified bodies were recovered from Mohmand's Yakaghund area, according to local tribal sources.

The bodies were found in the Umar Banda area of Yakagund in Mohmand Agency. Sources believe that the bodies might be of militants killed in the clash with security forces.

Mohmand is one of Pakistan’s seven tribal agencies near the Afghan border which are rife with militancy and have been said to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives.