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18 troops, 96 militants killed in Kurram clashes
PARACHINAR: Some 96 militants were killed in the ongoing military operation against insurgent elements in the Kurram Agency, while 18 security personnel were martyred in the clashes, ARY NEWS reports Tuesday.

Army has gained control of most parts of the tribal region. Different militant hideouts were have also been wiped out in the operation.

Eighty per cent of the Kurram has been cleared of militants and the military operation in the area is still underway, Commandant Col. Tauseef Akhtar said Tuesday.

More than 200 militants have been killed since the military operation started in September 2009.

Briefing local and international press at Parachinar, Col. Akhtar said that the convoy traffic had been restored on the Parachinar road however local traffic will only be opened once conditions normalise.
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