43 more Taliban killed as Pak forces continue to pound militants in FATA

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Peshawar, June 23 (ANI): Continuing its offensive in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas' (FATA) Orakzai agency, Pakistani security forces have reportedly killed 43 more Taliban militants in the region.

According to reports, extremists attacked security forces in the Sawar Kot area in the Upper Orakzai Agency ensuing in a fierce gunbattle in which 12 soldiers were also injured.

Sources said that at least five more terrorists were also killed in separate incidents in the Swat Valley.

In a major success for the security forces, a close aide of Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, Muhammed Ilyas was killed in a gunfight with troops in Gat Papuchar area of Matta tehsil.

Three other militant commanders were also killed in clashes with security officials in Miandam area. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from them, The Daily Times reports. (ANI)

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