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3 Pakistani troops injured in mortar attack

world Updated: Feb 12, 2010 21:41 IST

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Three paramilitary troopers were injured when militants fired several mortar shells at a security forces check post in the restive Mohmand tribal region today, officials said.

Three Frontier Corps personnel, including a subedar major, were injured in the attack in Mamad Gat area of Mohmand Agency.

Several mortar shells hit post.

The injured personnel were taken to a military hospital in Peshawar.

Security forces responded to the attack by pounding militant positions in the area, officials said.

Troops also conducted a search operation in Saafi sub-division and demolished the houses of four militants.