Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
Published in Category: District News

Six suspected militants killed in North Waziristan raids

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MIRAMSHAH: At least six suspected militants were killed and 12 others were wounded Thursday when security forces raided two hotels, officials said.

The raids were conducted in the Mir Ali area of restive North Waziristan tribal district, a day after a suicide attack on a military checkpoint which killed at least five soldiers and wounded 34 others.

Ansarul Mujahideen, a little-known militant group linked to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the suicide attack.

“Pakistani security forces raided two hotels in the area close to the site of the suicide bombing and intense gun battles left six suspected militants dead and 12 others wounded,” a local security official was quoted as saying.

Troops cordoned off the area and were carrying out a search operation to hunt down militants involved in the truck suicide bombing, he added.

Local intelligence officials confirmed the raids and casualties.