5 militants killed in NWA clash
MIRANSHAH: Fierce clashes took place between the security forces and suspected militants here Wednesday and the authorities claimed three militants were killed and five others suffered injuries in the fighting. Also, they said three Pakistan Army soldiers were injured in the heavy gunbattle that erupted suddenly between the security forces and suspected militants.
Backed by gunship helicopters, tanks and long-range artillery guns, the security forces were on their way to demolish the remaining portion of the three-storey private hospital building owned by Dr Zakeem Khan, father of the Member of the National Assembly from North Waziristan Kamran Khan, when the troops came under attack by unknown people near the Miranshah bazaar. The security forces retaliated and gunship helicopters were pushed into service to pound suspected positions of the attackers.