8 militants killed in Orakzai
KALAYA, May 22: Eight militants were killed when helicopter gunships pounded their positions in Khadezai and Saigel Darra areas of Orakzai Agency on Sunday, officials said.
They said that four militant hideouts were also destroyed in the shelling. Militants have established hideouts in the upper tehsil, which is still not in the control of security forces. The helicopter gunships heavily shelled the area.
Security forces also conducted a search operation in the area. Mortar shells, landmines and large quantity of ammunition were recovered during the operation.
Separately, a commander of a banned militant organisation was killed in a blast in Mamozai area of the tribal region. The commander was identified as Rasool Jan, a resident of Khyber Agency. His vehicle was also destroyed in the blast.