Eight militants killed in Pak

Pakistani security forces on Thursday killed eight pro-Taliban militants in the volatile Orakzai tribal region in the country`s northwest, security officials said.

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2010, 22:03 PM IST

Peshawar: Pakistani security forces on Thursday
killed eight pro-Taliban militants in the volatile Orakzai
tribal region in the country`s northwest, security officials
said.

Security forces used artillery to target militant
positions in Orakzai Agency.
Two hideouts were destroyed during the bombardment.

In a separate development, security forces and police
launched a joint search operation in Hangu district of
Khyber-Pakthunkhwa province and arrested 130 suspects.

The security forces seized 10 Kalashnikovs, four
grenades and 12 rifles.
The operation was launched in the wake of a bomb
attack on a security forces vehicle that killed one trooper
and injured six more.

PTI