6 killed in Orakzai attack
KALAYA: Six militants were killed and a soldier sustained injuries in a clash in Orakzai Agency, official sources said on Friday. The sources said that the militants attacked the Sheraki checkpoint in Dabori area from all directions with sniper guns and heavy weaponry. They said a soldier named Omar sustained injuries in the attack.
Other soldiers manning the checkpoint returned the fire and killed six militants, the sources claimed, adding, two militants were injured in the attack. Security forces launched a massive search operation in Arhang, Gall and other adjoining areas and recovered 50 mortar shells and a machinegun.
The Orakzai Agency chapter of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) refuted security forces’ claim about the killing of their fighters. In the past, the militants had always rejected claims about the killing of their fellows in clashes with the forces. Eight militants and a soldier were killed when the militants attacked the same checkpoint two days back.