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11 ‘militants’ killed in clash with security forces in Kurram Agency: officials

Kurram Agency: The eleven  militants who tried to enter Pakistan via Khyber Agency  allegedly attempting to enter Pakistan from Afghanistan were killed in a clash with security officials on Sunday.

The militants were surrounded by security forces and an exchange of fire ensued, security officials said.  Two security personnel were also killed in the exchange of fire.

Five more militants were also killed in an operation by Counter Terrorism Department in Layyah, Punjab, as  reported  by the Media.

In another instance,  a “most wanted terrorist” was killed on New Saryab Road in Quetta.

The ‘encounter’ comes as Pakistani authorities issued shoot-on-sight orders for those attempting to cross the Pak-Afghan border illegally.

Security agencies  have launched nationwide intelligence operations as Pakistan seems to be experiencing a fresh resurgence in terror attacks.

Eighty eight people were killed and hundreds were injured when a bomb ripped through the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan on Thursday . The incident was  the deadliest amongst a series of attacks carried out by militants in recent weeks.

Military leadership claimed that the attacks were carried out by militants operating from safe-havens in Afghanistan and the Pak-Afghan border was sealed at the crossings at Torkham and Chaman as part of tightening security in the wake of the attack on the shrine, indefinitely.

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