Pakistani forces kill 15 militants, arrest more than 330 suspects

Staff Report

PESHAWAR -- Security forces recently killed at least 15 militants and rounded up more than 330 suspected militants, while terrorists killed a polio vaccination supervisor in Peshawar.

Eight terrorists and a security officer were killed during a September 10 combing operation in Rajanpur District, Punjab Province, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, according to Geo News and Dawn.

Meanwhile, Pakistani air force jets September 9 pounded militant hide-outs in the Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency, killing at least nine insurgents, military officials said, according to Dawn.

Security forces carrying out combing operations in Punjab Province September 11 took about 330 suspects into custody, Geo News reported. The same day, the Frontier Corps arrested four more suspected members of a banned outfit on the outskirts of Quetta, Dawn reported.

In other news, gunmen September 10 in Peshawar killed a senior anti-polio campaign official, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) took responsibility.

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