Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunni extremists killed by Pakistani forces

Pakistan's English daily, The Dawn, reported that Pakistan's armed forces have killed 35 militants in Darra Adam Khel. Dawn reports that the militants most likely belonged to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a sectarian outfit that has murdered scores of Shiites over the past two decades in Pakistan. The organization was banned only when it started targeting foreigners and Sunni Muslims belonging to the Barelvi and other schools of thought.

Troops kill 35 militants in Darra Adam Khel

Tuesday, 10 Mar, 2009

PESHAWAR; Pakistani security forces killed at least 35 militants in Darra Adam Khel after a two-day military operation, a senior security official said on Tuesday.

'At least 35 militants were killed and three soldiers were injured in a two-day-long operation in Darra Adam Khel,' the official told AFP.

'Several militant hideouts and their training facilities were destroyed during the operation,' the official said.

The militant death toll could not be confirmed independently as the area is sealed off under military operations.

Darra Adam Khel has become a stronghold of the banned extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, said to have links to al-Qaeda.

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