Monday, 07 May 2012 16:09
MIRANSHAH: Eleven Pakistani soldiers were killed including two who were beheaded after being captured during fighting with militants in North Waziristan, officials said Monday.
Gunmen armed with rockets attacked a military convoy on Sunday, sparking gun battles near Miranshah.
The military said nine soldiers were killed in the clashes over several hours and claimed that "heavy casualties" were inflicted on the militants.
The heads of a further two soldiers were later found dumped without their bodies -- one hanging from a barbed wire fence in the neighbourhood of Makane Bagh and the other in Zafar Town, local officials said.
Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012