Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tira Battle Rages as Ambush kill Pakistan Army's Brigadier, 20 others

Three Pakistan Army officials, including a brigadier and a major, were killed and two others sustained serious injuries in a military gunship chopper (Cobra) crash and an ambush on a rescue team that was proceeding towards the Tirah Valley in the troubled Khyber Agency to recover bodies and wreckage of the helicopter. Also, 18 people including Rangers and Khassadar officials were killed in a suicide attack at Wazir Dhand in Jamrud tehsil of the same tribal agency.

Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told The News by telephone that the chopper had crashed due to some technical fault.He said a rescue team headed by a Pakistan Army brigadier was dispatched to the area to recover bodies of the two slain officials — a pilot and a gunner — and wreckage of the chopper.The rescue team, he said, was ambushed by the militants killing the brigadier and injuring two other officers, including a major and a lieutenant.Athar Abbas said bodies of the pilot and gunner as well as wreckage of the chopper could not be recovered due to the attack on the rescue party..........TheNews

 Brigadier embraced martyrdom in a fierce battle that raged in Tirah valley here on Wednesday. According to sources, the battle erupted, when hidden extremists opened fire on a search party, led by Brigadier Hussain, to retrieve the wreckage of a destroyed Cobra Gunship helicopter, and its occupants, Major Mudassar and Captain Asim. Besides Brigadier Mudassar, one Major and a Lieutenant among the search party were wounded who were shifted to hospital. Among those martyred also included pilots Major Mudassar and Captain Asim...............Pakobserver

Pakistani army's Cobra Gunship Helicopter Crashed in the Teera Valley 


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