PESHAWAR: Seven militants were killed and others were apprehended on Thursday when security forces raided an inn located in Wana, South Waziristan.
The raid, however was not a smooth one. One security official and three other officials were injured, officials confirmed.
According to official sources, security forces raided the inn, located in Wana Bazaar, acting on a ‘tip off’ that members of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were present in the vicinity.
“Seven militants were gunned down during the raid,” said an official while talking to The Express Tribune.
“The inn was used as a transit point by the militants,” the official added, while confirming that some militants had also been detained.
The rooms of the inn were razed to the ground after the operation was completed. Gunship helicopters also aided the security personnel during the operation.
In a separate incident, militants fired two rockets at a security picket. However no reports of damages were received.
Jets pound militant positions in Orakzai, nine killed
Meanwhile in Orakzai, security forces claimed to have killed nine militants and injured five others when jets pounded militant hideouts in the Mamozai area, destroying four militant hideouts.
According to official sources, the bombardment took place on Thursday morning in the Jandari kalay, Toor Simt and Saam areas and that five were foreigners.
The claims could not be independently verified since an operation is underway in Mamozai and pose a threat to journalists.