Kurrum agency: 40 militants killed during clashes
31 January, 2012
PESHAWAR: According to the reports, ten security officials and forty militants were killed during clashes in the Kurrum agency.
According to official sources, thirty two security officials were also injured during the clashes which continue in the Kurrum agency.
AFP adds: Helicopter gunships were mobilised when the fighting broke out in the same Jogi area as clashes that killed six soldiers on January 25 in the district of Kurram, part of Pakistan's lawless tribal belt along the Afghan border.
At the time, security forces claimed to have taken control of Jogi, which is strategically located near Orakzai district.
A senior military official told AFP that "more than 300 Taliban attacked" the checkpost at around midnight in central Kurram, which is on the Taliban route into North Waziristan and onto the Afghan border.