Air strikes in Orakzai kill 10 Taliban militants

Jet fighters have pounded Taliban hideouts in volatile Orakzai tribal region.

Peshawar: At least 10 Taliban fighters were killed and six others injured when jet fighters pounded their hideouts in the volatile Orakzai tribal region in northwest Pakistan on Monday.

The jets targeted militant positions at New Kot, Shadalay, Ghund Mela and Badamay Kalay in Orakzai Agency. Two militant hideouts were destroyed in the air strikes.

In a separate development, two policemen were injured when militants attacked a police van with a remote-controlled bomb in the restive Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhthunkhwa province.