Peshawar: Thirty militants and a soldier
were killed on Wednesday in the volatile Orakzai tribal region in
northwest Pakistan, where security forces conducted aerial and
ground offensives against the Taliban.
Ten Taliban fighters were killed and six more injured
when gunship helicopters targeted militant positions at Kasha,
Tari and Toti Mela areas in Orakzai Agency, official sources
Another 20 militants were killed in ground offensives
in other parts of the region.
Four hideouts were destroyed in the offensive.
A soldier was also killed in the fighting, the sources
The military claims over 1,000 militants have been
killed since an offensive was launched in Orakzai Agency two
months ago though the figure cannot be independently confirmed
as journalists have no access to the region.