Forces kill 18 militants in Mohmand Agency

Peshawar: At least18 militants were killed and 25 injured during an operation by the Pakistan security forces in north west Pakistan’s tribal region near Afghan border, official sources said on Thursday.

The sources said that the forces backed by war planes and helicopter gunships targeted militants’ positions in Mohmand Agency.

The Pakistan army has been battling Taliban led insurgency in law less tribal region of South Waziristan

It is believed that the militants linked to Taliban and Al-Qaeda infiltrate into Afghanistan and launched attacks  against US led forces based in Afghanistan,The US has been urging Pakistan destroy militants’ “sanctuaries” in North Waziristan, While the US spy planes operated by the CIA repeatedly hit the areas aimed at killing the militants,however the drone attacks have been fanning anti-US sentiments in Pakistan.

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