8 killed as helicopters target militants in Kurram
PESHAWAR, March 18: Gunship helicopters pounded suspected positions in central tehsil of Kurram Agency on Friday and killed at least eight alleged militants and wounded seven others, officials said.
Helicopters attacked militant hideouts in Chinarek area of central tehsil. Two hideouts were attacked which left eight militants dead and seven others injured. The official claim could not be verified from independent sources.
Meanwhile, five militants were killed in an exchange of fire with the security forces in Matta tehsil of Swat valley on Friday.
Official sources said that on a tip-off the security forces cordoned off Baha area of Matta tehsil.
They spotted suspected militants entering to Swat via Dir.
The forces asked them to surrender but they opened fire. Five alleged militants identified as Imtiaz Ali, Fazal Hadi, Fazal Wahid, Akber Hussain, and Mohammad Rahim were killed in the ensuing encounter.
All the dead hailed from Charbagh tehsil and wanted to security forces in various case of violence.