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Pakistan Military Claims Killing 32 Militants

by AFP
T. J. Kirkpatrick—AFP

T. J. Kirkpatrick—AFP

Media release claims terrorists were killed in exchange of fire in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency.

Pakistan’s military said Friday it had killed 32 militants in clashes in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border.

The insurgents were killed by security forces in an ambush in the Tirah area of Khyber, where the Taliban and other militants have taken refuge from an Army offensive, the military said in a statement. “Reportedly a group of terrorists was moving from Tirah towards Pak-Afghan border. Security forces ambushed the moving group at Wurmagai and Spurkot, killing 32 terrorists in exchange of fire,” the statement said, adding that three security personnel were injured.

The government and military have reaffirmed their determination to defeat the Taliban following the school massacre in Peshawar. Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday, slaughtering 148 people, including 132 children, in the country’s deadliest ever terror attack.

The group said the assault was revenge for the killing of its fighters and their families in an ongoing military operation against its hideouts in North Waziristan, and warned more attacks would follow.

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