Orakzai is one of the most lawless areas in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region, which is made up of seven districts near the Afghan border.—File Photo

PESHAWAR: Security forces clashed with armed insurgents in Orakzai Agency on Sunday, killing seven suspected militants, DawnNews reported.

According to sources, militants attacked an armed forces convoy, injuring a security personnel. Seven militants were killed in retaliatory action by the forces.

Orakzai is one of the most lawless areas in Pakistan’s northwest tribal region, which is made up of seven districts near the Afghan border.

The area is home to supporters of Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.

Security forces launched a major operation in the agency in March last year after militants fled a sweeping offensive in the nearby tribal district of South Waziristan.