Orakzai cleared of militants: security forces

Published: September 8, 2010
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Army has successfully cleared the area of militants.

Army has successfully cleared the area of militants.

Security forces have cleared 90 percent of the area of Orakzai Agency and recovered a heavy cache of foreign weapons and ammunition.

According to the operation incharge of the Orakzai Agency Brigadier Malik Pervaiz, the operation in Orakzai was completed on August 14.

He said 60 army personnel were martyred in this operation.

Security forces have also taken control of one the militants’ compound and recovered suicide jackets and militant literature.

Displaced persons will return to their homes in six phases following the operation which has affected 30,800  families.

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