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Troops claim killing nine militants in Bajaur

December 01, 2008

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KHAR, Nov 30: Security forces claimed killing nine militants in artillery and air attacks on their hideouts in Mamond tehsil of Bajaur on Sunday. Four others were injured.

A 40-year old woman was killed when artillery shells reportedly hit a civilian area.

Air attacks were carried out in Mamond area, including Kharkay, Damadola, Gatkai, Irab, Gat Agra, Tarkho and Kass area of Mamond.

On Saturday night, troops pounded militants’ locations in Mamond and Nawagai tehsils with artillery, destroying several bunkers.

Some families were reported to be moving out of Mamond to aovid being caught in the cross-fire.

In Nawikali, militants attacked a security post in Kerala area, about seven kilometers north of Khar.

Troops fired back with mortars and cannons. No casualty was reported.

In Fajjah area, a landmine planted by militants on the Khar-Sadiqabad bypass road was defused.