Air attacks in Pak kill 20 militants

The jets pounded militant positions in areas of Orakzai Agency.

Last Updated: Jul 04, 2010, 14:35 PM IST

Peshawar: At least 20 militants were killed and their six hideouts were destroyed when combat jets struck Taliban positions in the restive Orakzai tribal region in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
The jets pounded militant positions at Dabori, Ghiljo, Mulla Patti, Mamozai and Khadezai areas of Orakzai Agency yesterday, which borders Afghanistan.

Pakistani troops launched an operation in mid-March in Orakzai Agency against Taliban fighters who fled an Army offensive in South Waziristan last year.

The Army says it has killed hundreds of militants in the operation.

PTI