Forces kill 21 militants in Mohmand air strikes
GHALANAI, Jan 31: The security forces claimed to have killed 21 militants and destroyed two suspected vehicles as clashes continued in different parts of Mohmand tribal region on Monday.
Sources said that helicopter gunships pounded militant hideouts in Safi, Anbar, Pandiali and Bizai tehsils of the troubled region. An official, seeking anonymity, claimed that 21 militants were killed in the offensive.
However, political administration and media cell of Frontier Corps did not issue any press note about death toll in the operation.
Sources said that positions of militants were heavily bombed. Security forces also defused five landmines and arrested two suspected persons during a search operation in Anbar tehsil.
The tribal people are shifting to relief camps owing to military operation in their areas. An official of the political administration said that more than 10,000 internally displaced persons had been registered at Naki and Danishkhel camps.
Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and other relief organisations have reached the area to prepare contingency plans for the displaced tribal people.