KOHAT: At least four militants, including a commander, were killed in an attack by security forces in the Sra Garhi area of Dabori, Upper Orakzai Agency, security officials said on Sunday.
The clash erupted during the early hours of Sunday when security forces advanced to clear the area from militants, an official of the security forces said that this area was the stronghold of Gul Zaman group, the Orakzai chapter of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Officials claimed that they gunned down an important militant commander identified as Rahim, without any casualty from the side of the forces.
Security officials also added that they have started a military operation in Central Kurram Agency and Upper Orakzai Agency and have cleared most of the area from militants.
“We got control of Jamal Mela in Central Kurram,” said an official.
In Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Orakzai agency is the second smallest agency after the Bajaur Agency which shares borders with the Kurram and Khyber agencies and is the only agency which doesn’t share its border with Afghanistan.
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