World Bulletin / News Desk
Clashes in Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan region have killed at least seven Uzbek suspected militants and two soldiers on Monday, officials said.
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan army, said that the clashes occurred during a clearance operation on the Mir Ali-Dattakhel road in North Waziristan on Monday afternoon which resulted in the death of seven Uzbek militants and two soldiers.
The recent casualties have put the militants’ death toll to over 540 in the ongoing military onslaught in the coalition of Pakistani Taliban, Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) since June 15.
However, the figures cannot be independently verified as media have no access to the operation-hit areas.
Approximately 33 soldiers have been killed in operations against the TTP. The United States, however, a close ally of Pakistan in its so-called war on terror, demands tougher action against the Haqqani network, a supposed North Waziristan based group, blamed for a number of attacks on foreign forces in war-stricken Afghanistan including Kabul.
Approximately one million people from Waziristan have already taken refuge in the adjoining Bannu district while over 6,000 have fled to neighboring Afghanistan for safety.Last Mod: 04 Ağustos 2014, 15:44