21 soldiers, 75 extremists killed in operation in north-west Pakistan
Pakistani security forces have killed 75 militants while losing 21 troops during the 34 day operation against ultras, in the country's tribal region close to the Afghanistan border.world Updated: Jun 29, 2013 21:37 IST
Pakistani security forces have killed 75 militants while losing 21 troops during the 34 day operation against ultras, in the country's tribal region close to the Afghanistan border.
Deputy commandant of Frontier Corps Colonel Wasim Zafar Bhatti said about 75 militants were killed in the 34 day operation.
As many as 86 soldiers havwe been injured in the operation.
The forces have cleared Para Chamkani area in Kurram agency, and established the government's writ by flushing out the militants from their bastion, said Colonel Wasim Zafar Bhatti while briefing newsmen at Sadda tehsil of Kurram agency.
Col Wasim said the operation was started on May 11 last against the extremists, who had infiltrated into the para Chamkani area from the nearby Khyber Agency on May 6 last.
The forces were deployed on May 8 in the restive areas comprising 28 small and big villages and towns.
In all 15,000 plus individual comprising 1,700 families were dislocated due to the operation, who were put up in New Durrani Camp in Sadda tehsil of Kurram Agency.
The families being returned to their areas are provided three month ration and free transport by the FDMA (Fata Disaster Management Authority).
First Published: Jun 29, 2013 21:33 IST