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Security developments in Pakistan

world Updated: Jul 25, 2009 13:44 IST

Following are security developments in Pakistan at 0730 GMT on Saturday:

Lower Dir

- Security forces killed 16 militants in Lower Dir on Friday, paramilitary officials said of the northwestern district where troops have been battling insurgents for nearly three months.

Quetta - Security agencies killed a suspected terrorist and arrested seven, including an Arab national, during a raid on a house in the southwestern Quetta city on Saturday, intelligence officials said. Suicide jackets, arms and explosives were also seized.

Miranshah - Two Pakistani helicopter gunships on Saturday fired at a suspected house near Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal region on the Afghan border, killing a woman and wounding three, witnesses said.

Miranshah - Pakistani Taliban shot dead an Afghan refugee in a village south of Miranshah, accusing him of being a US spy and dumped his body on a roadside with a threat -- anyone spying for the US will meet a similar fate, witnesses and intelligence officials said on Saturday.

Kohat - Seven policemen were wounded while trying to defuse an improvised explosive device planted on a roadside along the Indus Highway in the northwestern region of Kohat on Saturday, security officials said.