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World Pakistani security forces kill 7 militants near Afghanistan

01:35  08 april  2020
01:35  08 april  2020 Source:   msn.com

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Pakistani security forces acting on intelligence raided two militant hideouts in former Taliban strongholds in the country's northwest near Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing seven militants , the military said. In a statement, the military said four militants were killed in the first raid

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Pakistani security forces acting on intelligence raided two militant hideouts in former Taliban strongholds in the country's northwest near Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing seven militants, the military said.

In a statement, the military said four militants were killed in the first raid in North Waziristan, which in recent years was the location for the headquarters of several local and foreign militant groups. Another three militants were killed in the former tribal region of Mohmand, the statement said.

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold bordering Afghanistan on Wednesday, triggering a shootout that killed four soldiers and seven militants , the military said. In a statement, the military said a member of the raiding team

Security forces fighting their way through a mountainous Taliban stronghold killed at least seven militants Sunday and injured several more, officials said, while Pakistan 's foreign minister said the offensive in tribal South Waziristan should finish sooner than originally expected.

The military said troops seized a cache of weapons from both militant hideouts.

It wasn't immediately clear what militant group was raided and the military provided no further details.

The Pakistan Taliban had its headquarters in North Waziristan up until 2017 when the military in a series of operations dismantled the insurgent group's network and killed, arrested or evicted scores of them.

The military has claimed it has cleared the region of militants but violence has continued. That has spread fear among residents in North Waziristan and nearby regions that the military might carry out more operations.

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Taliban set to release 20 Afghan government prisoners .
Taliban announcement comes after at least 300 of their members released over last few days by Kabul as part of a swap."Today, 20 prisoners of the Kabul administration will be released," Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen said on Twitter, adding that the group would be handed over to representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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