Pakistan rocket attack kills one soldier, injures six

At least one soldier was killed and six others injured on Friday when militants fired rockets at a local government headquarters in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 05, 2014, 20:12 PM IST

Peshawar: At least one soldier was killed and six others injured on Friday when militants fired rockets at a local government headquarters in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region.

The militants fired two rockets at the Kalaya Headquarters in Orakzai agency, injuring seven soldiers in the attack.

One of the injured died on his way to hospital while six others are receiving medical treatment, the Dawn reported.

As many as eighteen suspected militants and six soldiers were killed during a gun-battle in Orakzai Agency last month.

Orakzai is one of Pakistan's seven semi-autonomous tribal regions in the northwest, where Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants are said to have carved out strongholds.

Pakistan security forces launched operation Khyber 1 in volatile Khyber Agency in early October against militants linked with the Taliban beside Zarb-i-Azb, another operation launched on June 15 following a brazen militant attack on Karachi's international airport

More than 1,200 militants have been killed in these operations. Army says the offensives would continue till militancy is crushed.