Wana (Pakistan), Nov. 4 (Reuters): Pakistan’s military said today troops killed two unidentified foreign “terrorists” in a shootout in a tribal region close to the Afghan border.
The incident took place yesterday near Angor Adda border town where last month suspected al Qaida and Taliban guerrillas were killed. A military statement said the men were trying to cross into Pakistan when an army patrol intercepted them.
“The terrorists fired on Pakistani troops... (who) responded effectively killing the terrorists,” the statement said. No one on the Pakistan side was injured, the statement said.
Earlier, a local official said three foreigners were involved in the shootout and one of them fled to Afghanistan. He said a video camera and an assault rifle were found with the slain men.
Eight suspected al Qaida and Taliban guerrillas were killed and 18 others arrested in a raid by Pakistani troops last month in Angor Adda, across the border from a small US base at Shkin in Afghanistan.