Orakzai: 12 militants stamped out in airstrikes
PARACHINAR: According to the Dawn News on Saturday, airstrikes killed 12 suspected insurgents in the Orakzai tribal region on Saturday, a local government official said.
The helicopter gunships targeted two suspected militant hide-outs in the region.
The day before, a roadside bomb blast killed six paramilitary soldiers in Orakzai, where the army has waged an offensive against the Taliban.
Local government administrator Aurangzeb Khan said Saturday’s airstrikes also wounded six militants.
Independent confirmation of the strikes and death toll is nearly impossible because access to the conflict zone is restricted.