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Pakistan: Six security personnel killed in attack

First published: January 15, 2013, 11:30 AM IST | Updated: January 15, 2013
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Pakistan: Six security personnel killed in attack
Security forces retaliated against the attack and forced the militants to retreat.

Islamabad: Six security personnel were on Tuesday killed and 16 others injured when militants attacked a checkpost in the restive Khyber tribal region of Northwest Pakistan. Militants attacked a checkpost in Shalobar area in Khyber Agency.

State-run Radio Pakistan quoted officials as saying that six security personnel were killed and 16 others injured. Security forces retaliated against the attack and forced the militants to retreat, the officials said.

TV news channels reported that militants attacks four check posts in Shalobar area. The reports said personnel of the Frontier Corps and Khasadar militia were among those killed in the overnight clash.

The militants attacked the troops with heavy weapons that damaged one of the check posts. The attacks occurred in an area dominated by the Lashkar-e-Islam group led by warlord Mangal Bagh Afridi.

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