9 militants perish in Orakzai shelling
KALAYA: Nine militants were killed in shelling by gunship helicopters after an attack on the security forces convoy in which four soldiers were injured in Dabori area of Orakzai Agency on Thursday, official and tribal sources said.
The sources said the militants attacked the security forces convoy near a checkpost in Dabori area leaving four soldiers including Hawaldar Kashif and sepoys Khalid, Javed and Abrar injured. The injured were taken to the Agency Headquarters Hospital in Kalaya.
Following the incident, the forces gunship helicopters pounded the positions of the militants and killed nine of them while destroying five of their hideouts. The security forces also seized heavy arms during search launched after the incident.
Meanwhile, the militants shot dead a pro-government tribal elder in Jalek Malika area of Orakzai Agency on Thursday, tribal sources said. The sources said that tribal elder Malik Qudrat Shah was on way home when the militants shot him dead.