KALAYA, Feb 17: Ten militants and one soldier were killed during clashes in different parts of Orakzai tribal region on Thursday, sources said.

They said that security forces pounded militant hideouts in Kalaya and Perozkhel areas of lower Orakzai with artillery shelling. “Ten militants were killed and several injured in the action,” they added.

They said that three militant hideouts were also destroyed in the shelling. The action was taken after continued rocket attacks on the bunkers of security forces by militants.

They said that security forces seized huge cache of arms during search operation in Perozkhel, Sherin Dara and Gaween areas.

Meanwhile, militants blew up three power pylons in Razghar Mela, disrupting electricity to seven villages of Sheikhan tribe.

In another incident, a security man was killed and another injured when their bunker collapsed in Shna Neka Kallay.

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