3 militants killed in SWA clash
LADDAH: Three militants and a member of security forces were killed in a clash in Laddah Tehsil of South Waziristan on Saturday night, official sources said.
The militants attacked a checkpoint in Tangi Badinzai area, killing a member of security forces and injuring two others. The sources said that 3 militants were killed when security forces returned fire.
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack on the checkpoint. He said they did not suffer any casualties.
At least 600 internally-displaced families of South Waziristan will return home during the third phase of the repatriation programme starting on April 30, sources said.
These people belong to Berwand and Maula Khan Serai areas of South Waziristan. Some 900 families comprising 6,133 individuals returned to their homes in the first two phases of the repatriation plan.