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Pak army intensifies battle against Taliban, kills 11 militants

world Updated: Oct 18, 2009 08:59 IST

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Pakistani fighter jets have pounded the militants' hideouts in South Waziristan, killing at least 11 insurgents, as the security forces began a fresh offensive against the Taliban in the area, a media report said.

Sources said the latest offensive that began on Saturday has left two soldiers dead and five injured.

One of the soldiers was killed when militants detonated a bomb through a remote control device near a security vehicle in Karkunray area of South Waziristan, Geo TV reported.

Afterward, the military retaliated with the help of fighter jets, killing 11 militants and destroying two rebel hideouts in the area.

In another incident, militants attacked a military convoy in the Razmak area of South Waziristan, killing a security personnel and injuring two others.

Officials said about 5,000 militants are holed up in South Waziristan, where the security forces are advancing from three different sides.