Security forces are conducting operations against extremist elements in Orakzai Agency and have killed hundreds of Taliban associated with different sections of banned outfits.—File Photo

KHADEZAI - Pakistani fighter jets bombed four militant hideouts in the Khadezai and Mamozai areas of the northwestern Orakzai tribal region, near the Afghanistan border, killing 21 militants and wounding 23 military officials said.    

There was no way to independently confirm the death toll. Militants often dispute official death figures.

Orakzai is one of seven ethnic Pashtun tribal areas where the Pakistani military has carried out offensives to root out insurgent groups.

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