Eight militants killed in Orakzai

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PESHAWAR: At least eight militants were killed on Friday in an operation carried out by security forces in the Orakzai tribal region, DawnNews reported.

Sources said the action was carried out in Upper Orakzai’s Mamozai area.

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 per cent 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.

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Feb 15, 2013 07:26am
Kill them, kill them, until viral infection is completely gone.
Feb 15, 2013 10:47am
Killing any living being is always bad. The right thing to do will be give them a proper trial. How do we know these are militants.
Feb 15, 2013 05:37am
Only eight today. ??? On daily basis if 100 are killed then also it shall take months to make country militant free for sure.
Feb 15, 2013 09:43am
Why were they allowed a sanctuary there in the first place? Musharraff must be asked these questions.