Violence in Khyber and Orakzai agencies kills 7, injures 3

Published: November 2, 2014
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In Khyber Agency, five suspected militants killed and one security official injured. STOCK IMAGE

In Khyber Agency, five suspected militants killed and one security official injured. STOCK IMAGE

KHYBER AGENCY / ORAKZAI AGENCY: Seven people were killed while three others sustained injuries in two separate incidents of violence in Khyber and Orakzai agencies, Express News reported on Sunday.

In Khyber Agency, five suspected militants were killed and one security official was injured in a clash between security forces and miscreants.

The exchange of fire took place in Jhansi Qila area of Bara – a town in the Agency. Security forces cordoned off the area and started a search operation.

While in Orakzai Agency, three rockets were fired at the office of political administrator, killing two officials and injuring two others.

The injured were shifted to Combined Military Hospital for medical assistance.

Earlier on November 1 in Orakzai Agency, eight paramilitary troops were killed and four injured when militants stormed a check post. The deadly attack triggered retaliatory action by security forces which left 20 militants dead.

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