15 April 2017

News Story: 9 militants, 3 troops killed in East Pakistan clashes - Army

ISLAMABAD, April 14 (Xinhua) -- At least nine hardcore militants and three troops were killed during an exchange of firing between the insurgents and the forces in Pakistan's east Punjab province on Friday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the mouthpiece of Pakistani army, said in a statement that paramilitary troops Rangers, Intelligence Agencies and Counter Terrorism Department carried out a joint operation against terrorists holed up in a hideout in Basti Dadwani, 15 km south of Dera Ghazi Khan district of the province.

The statement added that the killed militants were affiliated with banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, their facilitators and other hardened criminals.

"During the exchange of fire, 9-10 hardcore terrorists were killed," the ISPR said.

The statement added that three soldiers of Pakistan Rangers were killed and two others sustained injuries during the clash.

Read the full story at Xinhua