Two Uzbek fighters killed in Waziristan
WANA: Two Uzbek militants were killed and one was captured during clashes between rival groups in the volatile South Waziristan Agency on Sunday, officials and residents said. Also on Sunday, anti-Uzbek militant commander Maulvi Nazir survived a roadside bomb attack. The clash took place in the Shakai valley when six Uzbek militants came across supporters of Malik Khanan, a close associate of Maulvi Nazir.
Officials said the Malik’s men exchanged fire with the Uzbeks and killed two of them and captured one in wounded condition. The other three foreign militants managed to escape.
Malik Khanan is the head of a peace committee in Shakai and a staunch opponent of Uzbek militants in the troubled region. He is spearheading the armed campaign against foreigners in the valley. Last week, Uzbek fighters allegedly had attacked his office.
Maulvi Nazir survived a roadside bomb attack when he was on way to Wana from Shakai. He remained unhurt, while his guard suffered minor injuries.
Earlier, unidentified persons attacked Maulvi Nazir’s house in Shakai on Saturday night. Local people said that several rockets had been fired, but no casualty was reported.
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