Forces kill 25 militants in Kurram, Orakzai
PARACHINAR/KALAYA: Pakistan Army’s gunship helicopters and jet fighters of Pakistan Air Force pounded Kurram and Orakzai Agencies Sunday, killing at least 25 militants, The News reported Monday.
Quoting sources in the tribal agencies, The News reported that Pak Army’s gunships targeted hideouts of the militants in Masozai and Marghano areas in central Kurram Agency. 16 militants killed and 8 hideouts were devastated in the course, sources added.
Names of the Tehrik-e-Taliban commander and other militants were not available.
Following the Operation Rah-e-Nijat by Pakistan Army, these militants were reported to have shifted to Kurram Agency from Orakzai and Waziristan.
In other strikes by the PAF jet fighters, 9 other militants were killed and three wounded in Orakzai Agency. 4 hideouts in Jhalka Mela, Meshti Bazaar, Ferozkhel, and Mirzara were completely destroyed in the air-strikes.