Peshawar: The forces have claimed to have killed 17 militants in fresh combat that took place here in Speen Qabar area of tehsil Bara, of Khyber Agency here on Friday.
As per forces sources,50-60 militants were reportedly attacked on the forces’ check post,located in the area. The troops repulsed the assault and in retaliation shot killed 17 militants, sources said. The militants were forced to flee, leaving the bodies behind, sources said.
The political administration official confirmed the incident and said the forces commenced clearance operation at Friday night in Speen Qabar,Kajori and the adjacent areas, however, information about other casualties could not be ascertained due to darkness.
On Saturday morning 17 bodies were recovered from the area who were stated to be militants yet their affiliation to which militant fiction could not be confirmed, he said. The corpses were shifted to Levy center, Sahakas for identification, administration official said.
It is important to mention that the forces have launched “Khyber one” operation against militants in Bara.