PESHAWAR: Security forces claimed to have killed nine militants and injured 12 others in Upper Orakzai Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata).
Security sources said that gunship helicopters targeted militant hideouts in Khdezai, Daper Pajar and Kasa, Saifal Darra areas of Tehsil Ismail Zai. Security forces also claimed to have destroyed four hideouts of militants in these areas. However, the claims could not be independently verified.
Earlier, the military had claimed that Orakzai Agency has been cleared of militants , with which the repatriation of the displaced people begun. However, there have been several attacks on security officials and people who have returned back on condition to maintain peace in their respective areas.