10 Taliban militants killed in Pak’s Aurakzai tribal region
At least 10 Taliban militants were killed when Pakistani security forces targeted rebel hideouts in the restive Aurakzai tribal region on Sunday.world Updated: Apr 19, 2009 20:50 IST
At least 10 Taliban militants were killed when Pakistani security forces targeted rebel hideouts in the restive Aurakzai tribal region on Sunday. Troops have launched a fresh offensive to flush militants out of the Kurram and Aurakzai Agencies, TV channels reported.
Ten militants were killed when the forces pounded four rebel hideouts in Aurakzai Agency. Meanwhile, authorities in the Khyber Agency clamped a curfew in the Landi Kotal area near the border with Afghanistan after warnings from militant commanders that they would carry out more attacks if the movement of NATO supply convoys through the region is not stopped. The curfew will be in force between 9 pm and 7 am, officials said. A strategic highway passing through Khyber Agency is the main route for transporting supplies to US and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
In recent months, Taliban militants have targeted the supply convoys and terminals used by them in Peshawar, destroying hundreds of vehicles.