12 Pak Taliban killed in drone strike, army action

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Peshawar, Jan 4 (ANI): At least 12 militants were killed in Swat and Waziristan in the Pakistan Army operation and US drone strikes, while two soldiers were martyred in separate incidents in the last 24 hours.

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone killed five terrorists in Mosakki village, about 25 kilometres east of Miranshah. It was the third suspected US missile attack in the tribal district in less than a week.

According to an Inter-Services Public Relations statement, the security forces continued their operation in South Waziristan and killed seven terrorists, the Daily Times reports.

In Jandola Sector, an improvised explosive device (IED) killed a soldier and injured five others while they were moving from Jandola to Top Sar. Another soldier was martyred when terrorists fired three rockets followed by intermittent firing at the Pash Ziarat checkpost in Razmak Sector.

Separately, security forces carried out a sanitization operation near Sararogha and killed three terrorists in a shootout.

During Operation Rah-e-Rast, security forces stopped five suspected terrorists at Qadir Banda Post near Gwalerai, but the men opened fire. The troops retaliated and killed two of them, while the other three fled.

A patrolling party moving from Shagai to Piochar shot dead two suspected men.

Troops also defused and destroyed seven IEDs during a search operation in Kund Mela and Asman Manza areas near Kannigram. (ANI)

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