Warfare continues to become more professional and dehumanized every day.

The purpose of Extraordinary Edition is being revisited for winter, headed into 2013. U.S. foreign policy, Central Asia and the Middle East remain key focal points. Economics and culture on your front doorstep are coming into focus here.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Pakistan's army kills 9 insurgents in border region

Officials: Army kills 9 insurgents in NW Pakistan
Associated Press story April 25, 2010

By HUSSAIN AFZAL (AP) – 5 hours ago

PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Officials say nine militants were killed and 10 others wounded in clashes with Pakistani troops near Afghanistan.

Local official Jahanzeb Khan says militants attacked a checkpoint near Goain village in Orakzai tribal region Sunday, but security forces fought back. Two intelligence officials said troops then used heavy artillery to target militants' positions, killing at least nine.

Both intelligence officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record.

Many insurgents have fled to Orakzai to escape an army offensive against the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan tribal region.

The information could not be verified independently because access to the area is restricted.

No comments: