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Published:June 9th, 2010 10:53 EST
Militants Attack FC Checkpoint, Killing 6 and Wounding 15 Personnel

Militants Attack FC Checkpoint, Killing 6 and Wounding 15 Personnel

By Ernest Dempsey

 

 

In the latest clash between militants and security forces in Orakzai Agency, six Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were reportedly killed while 20 militants were wounded. The incident took place in Ghaljo area (Upper Orakzai Agency) on Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

 

According to news sources, dozens of heavily armed Taliban fighters raided a security check post in Karnski village of Ghaljo and started firing at the FC personnel. The latter returned the firing injuring 20 militants while 15 FC personnel were also wounded during the gun fight. The number of casualties and wounded has not been verified by independent sources.

 

Military sources recently claimed an end to a successful operation in Orakzai Agency with complete control of the Lower Orakzai and clearing most of the Upper Orakzai areas. However, local sources and officials contradicted their claim and told media that at least half of the area was still under Taliban`s rule.