In photos: Life of Egyptian singer Abdel-Halim Hafez    Pakistan evacuates hundreds during pause in Yemen strikes: Saudi official    New British Museum galleries to help counter militants' image of Islam    Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'    Brazil beat Chile to continue winning run    Arab Summit Finalizes its 26th Session Today    Ahly defensive duo doubtful for Ragaa league tie    Tens of thousands of Tunisians march after Bardo attack    Yemen Leader vows More Attacks on 'Puppets' of Iran    Argentina, without Messi, beats El Salvador 2-0    Egypt Court Orders Bail Release of 2 Officers Charged With Torturing To Death Lawyer    Islamist Groups seize Syrian City Idlib for First Time    Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing    Egypt court orders bail release of 2 officers charged with torturing to death lawyer    War launched in Yemen    24 Hours to save The Earth!    War threatens Yemen    Sufra Dayma - Assorted stuffed vegetables    Entre Nous - Eat like an Egyptian    CINEMA    Foreign champions in Cairo    Winter World Cup heats up    The first country    MUSIC AND DANCE    Charter of the imagination    The madness named Tutankhamun    Oil closes at more than 2-Week High on Middle East Turmoil    SMEs provide Job Opportunities for 66% of Egypt Graduates Annually – Microsoft    Peace, a far demand!    Kaki Group urges government to renationalise Tanta Flax    Banque Misr registers highest net profit in its history    New technical committee to examine ‘video evidence' in Al Jazeera retrial    Government committee to monitor gas cylinders' distribution on ration cards: Supply minister    Canton Fair 117th session announced in Cairo    Mokaddem highlights AfDB's Priorities for Egypt in 2015    Al-Adly's acquittal details deny abuse of power    Egypt's Forensic Spokesman exempted from Post after Sabagh ‘Thinness' Remarks    More families evacuate Gaza borders in North Sinai    GERD accord treacherous act against Egyptians: Muslim Brotherhood    Two Egyptian soldiers killed in North Sinai Bomb Attack    Ex-Bechtel exec gets 3-1/2 years in prison for taking $5.2 mln in kickbacks    Ethiopia Dam Historic Accord Signing Ceremony kicks off in Khartoum    National Bank of Egypt to issue dollar bond by end of June: CEO    D-caf: The contemporary advocate of downtown returns    Tennis: Djokovic Crushes Murray to Reach Indian Wells Final    Barcelona v Real Madrid in numbers    Unknown assailants blow up house in Sinai: eyewitnesses    Bomb diffused in train station in Upper Egypt's Beni Suef    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.




Your friends recommend

Troops kill 38 militants in Pakistan
Published in The Egyptian Gazette on 04 - 04 - 2010

KALAYA, Pakistan - Pakistani forces backed by tanks and artillery repulsed Taliban attacks in northwestern Orakzai on Sunday, killing nearly 40 militants, a government official said.
Orakzai, southwest of Peshawar, has become a Taliban hub since security forces mounted offensives against their strongholds in other parts of the ethnic Pashtun northwest over the past year, security officials say.
Pakistan, an important US ally has recently stepped up assaults in Orakzai and the militants have been retaliating.
Sajid Khan, a government official in the region, told Reuters that several dozen militants attacked a security post in a village early on Sunday.
"They used rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machine guns, but our soldiers' response was quick and tough," said Khan, who is based in Kalaya, the region's main town.
Twenty-five militants were killed and 10 wounded in the clash, he said.
Hours later, militants ambushed a military convoy in a nearby village and at least a dozen militants were killed, Khan said.
He said only one government soldier was wounded in the clashes.
There was no independent confirmation of Khan's casualty tolls but a security official, who declined to be identified, gave similar figures in the clashes.
Pakistan's action against militants over the past year has won US praise and eased fears that the militants could threaten the state or even seize its nuclear arsenal.
Pakistani action against militants along its Afghan border is seen as crucial to US efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan, particularly as Washington sends more troops there to fight a raging Taliban insurgency before a gradual withdrawal starts in 2011.


Clic here to read the story from its source.