Clashes leave 10 militants dead in Orakzai, Swat
KALAYA/MINGORA: At least 10 militants were killed by security forces during clashes in Orakzai Agency and Swat district on Sunday, sources said.
They said that security forces shelled suspected locations in Ghiljo area of Orakzai Agency after a convoy was hit by a landmine planted on road in the region. Three security personnel were injured in the landmine blast.
The injured security men were identified as Ramazan, Juma Khan and Yousaf Khan. They were shifted to Combined Military Hospital in Thall town of Hangu district.
The security forces shelled suspected locations after the incident and destroyed three hideouts of militants. Sources said that eight militants were also killed in the shelling.
Security forces also launched a search operation in Gall, Zakhtun and Essa Khan villages and recovered a large quantity of landmines and 26 rocket shells.
Meanwhile, two militants were killed and two others injured in exchange of fire with security forces in Manglor area of Swat district on Sunday.
Two security personnel were also injured in the firing. Sources said that security forces, occupying the hilltops in Besh Banr area of Manglor, launched a search operation and killed two militants.
The security forces also continued a search operation in Tilligram area of Charbagh. Two militants had been killed during a search operation in Tilligram two days ago. Security forces had also recovered a suicide vest and weapons in Tilligram and Mala Jabba areas.