Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pakistan clashes 'kill militants' 2

More than 35 houses were burned down, officials said.

During the attack, militant supporters of Baitullah Mehsud are said to have killed at least seven supporters of Haji Turkistan Bhittani and taken 15 more hostage.

Reports say that as the Baitullah Mehsud loyalists made their getaway, army helicopter gunships were scrambled and fired on the convoy of vehicles as it headed towards Sararogha.

Officials say that 15 militants were killed in the strike.

There is no independent confirmation about the casualty figures.

The remote and hostile terrain of South Waziristan is where Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud is said to have been killed.

Neither Pakistani officials nor the Taliban have yet managed to provide hard evidence to back up their claims about his fate.

No comments: