Attack on check post leaves 10 militants, 3 security officials dead in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 9, IRNA - At least 10 militants and three security officials were killed when a check post in South Waziristan Tribal Agency came under attack, army said.

Militants attacked the check post around 8:00 pm and “was repulsed inflicting heavy casualties to the militants” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

The exchange of fire ‘reportedly’ initiated by the militants, killed three officials.

South Waziristan is one of the country's seven semi-autonomous tribal districts which Washington considers a major hub of Taliban and al-Qaida militants plotting attacks on the West and in Afghanistan.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan insurgent group has led a bloody campaign against the Pakistani state in recent years, carrying out hundreds of attacks on security forces and government targets, mainly in the northwest.


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