pakistan-army-670
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.

Opinion

Editorial

Delay in the offing?
Updated 03 Feb, 2023

Delay in the offing?

Govt must realise that political stability in the country cannot be achieved by extra-constitutional actions.
Divisions in PML-N
03 Feb, 2023

Divisions in PML-N

DISCORD and drama in PML-N ranks escalated this week when Shahid Khaqan Abbasi revealed he no longer holds a party...
Wikipedia ‘downgrade’
03 Feb, 2023

Wikipedia ‘downgrade’

ATTEMPTS to police the internet by states, often by giving opaque justifications for the action, are never a good...
Mianwali raid
Updated 02 Feb, 2023

Mianwali raid

The military needs to share intelligence with civilian agencies to neutralise the militant menace nationwide.
Corruption unlimited
02 Feb, 2023

Corruption unlimited

PAKISTAN’S consistent slide on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index over the last several...
Women police officers
02 Feb, 2023

Women police officers

IN a heartening development, a second female police officer has been appointed as DPO in Attock, weeks after the...