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Pakistan: 11 militants killed by security forces in Kurram Agency

Pakistan: 11 militants killed by security forces in Kurram Agency
Pakistani soldiers stand guard along a road in Sadda a town in Kurram Agency located in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) along the Afghanistan border July 6, 2010. Eighty per cent of the Kurram tribal region has been cleared of militants and the military operation in the area is still underway, Commandant Colonel Tauseef Akhtar said, Pakistan's Dawn Newspaper reported on Tuesday. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST)

Islamabad [Pakistan]: As many as 11 militants were killed by security officials in Kurram Agency on Sunday after they allegedly tried to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan.

According to security officials, exchange of fire took place after the militants, who had tried to enter Pakistan via Khyber Agency, were surrounded by the forces.

Two security personnel were also killed, reports the Dawn.

This comes after shoot-on-sight orders were issued by Pakistani authorities for those attempting to cross the Pak-Afghan border illegally.

A nationwide intelligence operation was launched by security forces in wake of the recent rise in terror attacks.

At least 88 people were killed and several others injured in a suicide attack at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday. (ANI)