April 6th, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Two militants killed in Pakistan raid

Two Pakistani Taliban members were killed Tuesday when dozens of Pakistani police and a pro-government militia raided a militant compound south of Peshawar, police said.

Ameer Sultan, a police official, said the raid took place around the village of Matni, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Peshawar, a volatile city where a terrorist attack near the U.S. Consulate left eight people dead Monday.

Sultan said the militants were killed and others escaped after a 30-minute exchange of fire. Explosives, a remote-control detonator, automatic weapons and hand grenades were found, leading authorities to believe an attack was being planned, he said.

Sultan said the two militants were wanted for dozens of terrorist activities across the country.

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