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Five militants killed in Pakistan

At least five militants were killed and 27 arrested by security forces during an ongoing operation in northwest Pakistan, official Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) news agency reported on Wednesday.

world Updated: Oct 08, 2008 18:13 IST
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At least five militants were killed and 27 arrested by security forces during an ongoing operation in northwest Pakistan, official Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) news agency reported on Wednesday.

The APP quoted security officials as saying that the security forces targeted militants with artillery and pounded their suspected hideouts in Tor Chapar, Akhurwal and Peerwal Khel areas in North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

At least three security personnel were injured when security forces clashed with militants in Sheen Dhand tribal area of Kohat district in NWFP, according to APP.