Eight rebels killed in Orakzai region

February 16, 2013 - 5:22:20 am

Islamabad: At least eight militants were killed yesterday during an operation carried out by security forces in the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan, Dawn news reported.

According to official sources, Jet fighters were also used in the operation in which two militant hideouts were destroyed.

Security officials have claimed in the past that up to 92 percent of Orakzai has been cleared of insurgents in the ongoing military offensive in the restive tribal region.

Orakzai is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions in the northwest, where Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants are said to have carved out strongholds. (QNA)