Security forces have destroyed at least a dozen militant hideouts during a search operation by setting them on fire in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas’ Upper Orakzai Agency on Thursday.
An official of the paramilitary forces said that a couple of days ago several militants sustained injuries during a clash between two rival groups in Bagaro area of Ismailzai tehsil.
He added that later they launched a search operation in the area and set 12 hideouts of the militants on fire.
It was also stated that the militants escaped unchallenged before the operation in the neighbourhood.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2015.