Pak jets pound Taliban hideouts, 10 militants killed

Last Updated: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 20:37

Peshawar: Fighter jets pounded Taliban
positions in the restive Orakzai tribal region in northwest
Pakistan today, killing 10 militants and injuring 14 others,
security sources said.

The jets pounded militant bases in Jabba area of
Orakza Agency, located near the border with Afghanistan.

Five hideouts were destroyed in the air strikes.
Pakistan security forces launched an operation against
the Taliban in Orakzai Agency in mid-March.

The army claims it has killed over 1,000 rebels during
the offensive though the figure cannot be independently
confirmed as journalists have no access to the conflict zone.

In a separate development, police apprehended 100
terror suspects and 35 criminals during a search operation in
Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province which borders
Orakzai Agency.

Hangu district police chief Abdur Rashid Khan said
among those arrested were 35 proclaimed offenders and 100
terror suspects.

They were taken to an undisclosed location for
interrogation.

Police seized 17 Kalashnikovs, a heavy gun, 15 rifles,
35 pistols and five grenades from the arrested persons.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 20:37

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