10 militants killed in Orakzai shelling
KALAYA/KOHAT: Ten militants were killed and four others injured in Orakzai Agency on Sunday while the tower of a cellular phone company was blown up in Darra Adamkhel overnight in the continuing conflict in the region, official sources said.
They said that security forces targeted positions of militants in upper Orakzai Agency, killing 10 of them and injuring four others.
They said that several militant hideouts were destroyed in Dabori area of the tribal region.
However, independent sources and Taliban didn’t verify the claim of officials.
Official sources said that clashes erupted in the area when militants fired rockets at checkposts of security forces. The rockets were fired from two different directions but they did not cause any loss of life, they said.
They said that security forces, backed by tanks and artillery, retaliated and targeted militant hideouts. They added that 10 militants were killed and four wounded in retaliatory action.
Meanwhile, militants blew up a tower of a cellular company in Shni Kallay area of Darra Adamkhel on late Saturday night.
Militants also blew up the house of Malik Rafiq, a tribal elder, the same night.
Official sources said that militants planted separate bombs at the four legs of tower and destroyed it completely.