14 killed as forces pound militant hideouts in Orakzai
Peshawar: At least 14 militants were killed and several others injured Pakistani security forces operation in Upper Orakzai Agency of country’s northwestern tribal region, sources said on Sunday.
The sources said that the armed forces pounded safe houses of the militants in Mamozai, Khadizai and other areas of upper Orakzai region, destroying at least 3 hideouts.
“At least 14 militants were killed in the operation,” the sources added.
Orakzai is the only tribal agency of the region which does not border Afghanistan. They security forces have been battling in the region since 2008 against Tehrik-i-Taliban led anti-state actors.