15 militants killed in NW Pakistan
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, Dec 26, IRNA -- 15 militants were killed during a security forces operation in Pakistan’s North Western tribal region, local media reported on Monday.
Geo TV reported that security forces conducted operation in different areas of Orakzai and Kurran tribal agencies.
According to sources, security forces targeted militants in the areas of Orakzai including Khadezai and Mamozai while central areas of Kurram Agency including Masuzai and Kata Sarai.
Due to bombings, 15 extremists were killed while three compounds were also destroyed.
More than 200 militants have been killed so far in an ongoing operation in Upper Orakzai and Kurram Agency.
Orakzai Agency, the lone tribal region of Pakistan which does not have borders with Afghanistan, had been once the stronghold of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan or TTP.
Many TTP leaders also took shelter in Orakzai after they were expelled as the result of major offensive by Pakistani forces in South Waziristan tribal region in 2009.
Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30732740
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