Soldier killed, 9 militants held in Darra
KOHAT: A soldier was killed while the security forces arrested nine militants during a search operation in different parts of Darra Adamkhel on Thursday. Sources said the security forces had launched a search operation for the militants in Sanikhel, Mazikhel, Bostikhel and Tore Chapper areas of Darra Adamkhel, adjacent to the border of Kohat. During the operation, the security forces traded heavy fire with the militants, during which an official, identified as Lance Naik Muhammad Ramazan, was killed. He belonged to the 38 Baloch Regiment.
Meanwhile, the security forces arrested nine militants, identified as Khalid, Rehmat, Amir Zaman, Masood, Umar Taj, Riyasat, Daulat Khan, Arshad and Azizur Rehman. The security forces also demolished the houses of two militant commanders, Said Muhammad and Noor Sher, in the Sanikhel area. The exchange of fire between the security forces and the militants continued till the filing of this report.