At least 16 militants were killed in Lower Orakzai Agency, as the displaced locals made their way back to the cleared areas.
The militants were killed in clashes in Eesha Khel and Mir Garhi area. Meanwhile, sixty families hailing from the Storykhel tribe were returning home.
Political agent of Orakzai Agency Riaz Mehsud had earlier said that peace had been restored in lower Orakzai Agency and that the IDPs had started returning home on Friday.
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