18 militants killed in Mohmand, Khyber
GHALLANAI/BARA: Twelve militants have been killed over the last four days in Baizai subdivision in Mohmand Agency, while six militants perished in clashes between Lashkar-e-Islam (LI) and Ansarul Islam (AI) in Khyber Agency on Saturday, official and tribal sources said.
The sources said that the security forces backed by gunship helicopters and jet fighters gained control of several areas including Manzari Cheena, Gorsal, Mena Bara, Qadar Nama and Torhawa in Mohmand Agency.
Meanwhile, Six militants were killed and two others sustained injuries in clashes between the LI and AI in Sandapal area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency.
The sources said that the volunteers of AI attacked Skwarata hilltop with heavy arms early in the morning.
The attack was pushed back by the militants of Lashkar-e-Islam, they said. The sources added that six LI militants and one from its rival group were killed while two others from both the groups sustained injuries.