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

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.

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