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Orakzai, Khyber clashes kill 12 suspected militants

January 02, 2012

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PESHAWAR: Eight suspected militants were shot dead as they clashed with security forces in the Orakzai agency area on Monday, DawnNews reported.

According to security sources, armed rebels clashed with security forces in the Galju area of Orakzai agency, wounding a soldier. Security forces killed eight suspected militants in retaliatory action.

Meanwhile, two banned militant groups clashed with each other in the Tirah Valley of Khyber tribal region. Four rebels were reported dead in the incident, while a pro-government militia-man was also killed.