Archive for March 28th, 2011

Fourteen troops killed in Khyber Agency ambush. The militant group is still unrecognized.

March 28, 2011

Militants attacked security forces in the area of Akakhel, said official sources.—AP/File photo

Fourteen troops killed in Khyber Agency ambush

PESHAWAR, Monday 28th March 2011 | Rabi-us-Sani 23, 1432: Pakistan security forces suffered heavy causalities on Monday night when 14 of their soldiers were killed during a militants’ ambush in the Khyber Agency, DawnNews reported.

Official sources said that the militants attacked security forces in the area of Akakhel and 14 soldiers, including a captain and colonel, died when a mortar shell landed near them.

Security forces had been conducting an operation in the area for the past several days and had arrested a number of rebels, sources added.