11 killed as Troops Claim Gains in Tirah

Eleven suspected militants were killed as security forces clai­med more gains in far-flung areas of Khyber Agency’s Tirah valley on Monday. 

Officials claimed that security forces took complete control of the Mazatal area and advanced into Toor Dara, Sandana and Khyber Sungar as fighting between militants and security forces continued on Monday.

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They said military planes and helicopter gunships pounded suspected positions in the areas. The officials claimed that 11 militants were killed in the clashes. 

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Inter-Services Public Relations chief Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa said significant gains had been achieved by air strikes on Sunday night targeting terrorists in areas close to the Afghan border during operations Zarb-i-Azb and Khyber. “Noose is being tightened against the terrorists.”