posted on Jul, 18 2005 @ 05:55 PM
More here, it looks like Waziristan is a pit of rebellion...
PESHAWAR, July 17: Security forces killed 17 suspected foreign militants, four women and children among them, in a gunbattle near the Afghan border in
the North Waziristan Agency on Saturday night.
One soldier was also killed in the clash in the Waziri Kot area on the outskirts of Miramshah town. Both sides used heavy weapons in the six-hour
According to some people, most of the dead were possibly of Uzbek origin. Their bodies were shifted to the Combined Military Hospital in Bannu by
The Inter-Services Public Relations confirmed in a press release that some women and young people were among the dead and security forces recovered
arms and ammunition from the place after the gunfight.
The military authorities blamed militants for using the women as shield to escape.
The statement said that four passports found at the place indicated that some of the militants were nationals of Kazakhstan.
Unofficial reports suggested that security forces cordoned off some mud-houses in the Waziri Kot area at 11pm on Saturday following reports that some
militants were hiding there.