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Taliban kills Nine members of security forces in Pakistan’s north western tribal region

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Taliban kills Nine members of security forces in Pakistan’s north western tribal region.

Early morning of Thursday, Taliban fighters opened fire at a police checkpoint in the Pandyali area of Mohmand district, bordering Afghanistan where seven men were killed.

“The Taliban targeted our checkpost in the middle of the night. Our forces did their best to retaliate and fight them back, however we don’t have any figures [of the number of Taliban killed at the moment as the investigation is still ingoing,” Naveed Akbar, political administrator in the region, told Al Jazeera.

“Jamaat-ur-Ahrar accepts responsibility for both attacks with this vow that until the imposition of sharia [Islamic law] our attacks will remain ongoing, God willing,” spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said in an email statement.
Last month Taliban gunmen attacked Charsadda university in the northwestern town which killed 21 people.

Pakistan has been fighting homegrown rebel fighters since 2004.

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