Pak jets pound Taliban hideouts, 10 militants killed
Last Updated: Monday, July 05, 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 05, 2010, 20:37


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