Peshawar: At least 22 Taliban fighters
were killed today and 15 others injured when helicopter
gunships shelled militant positions in the restive Orakzai
tribal region of northwest Pakistan, security officials said.
The air strikes targeted militant hideouts in Himdar
town and the border village of Guaak and surrounding areas.
Fourteen militants were killed and 10 injured in the
air strikes at Himdar while eight rebels were killed and five
more injured in Guaak area.
Three hideouts were destroyed in the bombardment, the