5 militants killed, soldier hurt in Orakzai
HANGU: Five militants were killed and a soldier sustained injuries in an exchange of gunfire between the insurgents and the security forces in Dabori area of Orakzai Agency on Monday, sources said. The sources said that militants stormed the security forces checkpost in Dabori, injuring a soldier identified as Zahid. The forces returned the fire and killed five militants, whose identity could not be ascertained.
Meanwhile, acting on a tip-off, the security forces defused a 10-kilogram remote–controlled bomb planted by the militants on the roadside in Ibrahimzai area in Orakzai agency, the sources said. The security forces launched search operation in the area and arrested seven tribesmen under the collective responsibility clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulation, the sources added.