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9 policemen, 7 terrorists killed in Pakistan

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016,13:45 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Peshawar | At least nine tribal police personnel and seven terrorists were killed today in three separate incidents at a tribal agency in Pakistan’s restive northwestern region bordering Afghanistan. The first incident occurred at Karpa Latri camp area in Lower Mohmand Agency where some unidentified terrorists armed with automatic weapons opened indiscriminate fire on a security picket, killing seven Tribal Police personnel also known as Khasadars, on the spot.

According to officials, the victims were stationed at the security picket when militants ambushed them early this morning. The second incident was reported from Darwaz area in the same agency where two Khasadar personnel were killed when unknown militants opened fire, killing them on the spot. The victims were guarding a solar-powered tube well in the area when militants struck.

Security officials rushed to the spot and launched a search operation. The terrorists, however, managed to escape. The bodies of the deceased were shifted to a nearby hospital. Later, security forces conducted an operation in the area and killed seven terrorists.

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