6 militants killed in Khyber Agency operation

The strikes also destroyed a number of militant hideouts present in the area.

Web Desk July 19, 2013
Gunship helicopter pounded the hideouts of the militants. PHOTO: ISPR

KHYBER AGENCY: Six militants were killed and five injured on Friday when gunship helicopters pounded their hideouts near Akka Khel area of Bara Tehsil, in Khybar Agency, Radio Pakistan reported.

The strikes also reportedly destroyed a number of hideouts of militants in the area.

The strikes and the damage they caused could not be immediately independently verified.

Earlier in the week, six militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Islam were killed when two Pakistan Air Force jet fighters pounded militant hideouts in the Kharmatang and Akka Khel area.

The strikes also razed two hideouts to the ground.

Continuous military operations in the area have forced its residents to seek temporary refuge elsewhere.