Soldier, 11 militants killed in Kurram
PARACHINAR: A soldier and 11 militants were killed while another four troops including an officer sustained injuries during a clash in the Ormagai area in Kurram Agency on Tuesday, tribal sources said. The sources said the clash erupted when the militants attacked the security forces in Ormagai killing a soldier.
In the retaliatory fire, the sources said, several militants were killed. Four soldiers, including a major were injured in the gunbattle, the sources added. The security forces launched military action against the militants in central part of Kurram Agency on July 3. A large number of tribespeople including women, children and elderly persons have been uprooted from the area. The political administration has established a relief camp for them in the Durrani area in lower Kurram valley.