8 sus­pected mil­i­tants killed in Kur­ram Agency

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

PESHAWAR: Eight sus­pected mil­i­tants were killed in clashes with se­cu­rity forces in Kur­ram Agency on Thurs­day. Of­fi­cial sources said that the mil­i­tants am­bushed a pa­trol of se­cu­rity forces in Kur­ram Agency which in­jured one se­cu­rity of­fi­cial. The se­cu­rity forces re­sponded to the at­tack with re­tal­ia­tory fire and killed eight of the at­tack­ers.

Kur­ram is one of the most sen­si­tive tribal ar­eas as it borders three Afghan prov­inces and at one point was one of the key routes for mil­i­tant move­ment across the bor­der. The re­gion was claimed by the mil­i­tary to have been cleared of in­sur­gents dur­ing an op­er­a­tion a cou­ple of years ago, how­ever, mil­i­tants still carry out sec­tar­ian at­tacks and also tar­get se­cu­rity forces oc­ca­sion­ally. Kur­ram tribal agency is ad­ja­cent to North Waziris­tan re­gion where the op­er­a­tion Zarb-i-Azb is in progress against the Tehreek-i-Tal­iban and other in­sur­gent groups.

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