Pakistani forces kill 40 militants in Khyber; 2 scholars killed in Karachi

Staff Report

KARACHI -- Forty militants and two scholars were killed recently in Pakistan, media reported.

Troops conducting the week-long Operation Khyber III in Khyber Agency have killed at least 40 militants and destroyed 43 hide-outs, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement August 22, according to Dawn.

Meanwhile, gunmen August 23 in Karachi assassinated Mufti Kamran and Mufti Ghulam in their seminary's office, Geo News reported, quoting Gulshan-i-Iqbal Superintendent of Police (SP) Dr. Fahd.

An August 23 grenade explosion in Upper Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, injured at least two schoolchildren, senior police official Zahid Khan said, according to the Express Tribune. The children were playing with the grenade when it went off, he said.

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