A U.S. F-15 jet fighter leaves after an airstrike against Taliban insurgent positions in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, near the border with Pakistan, August 28, 2011. REUTERS
A U.S. F-15 jet fighter leaves after an airstrike against Taliban insurgent positions in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province, near the border with Pakistan, August 28, 2011. REUTERS

KALAYA: Ten suspected militants were killed and four others wounded when jet fighters bombed their hideouts in Mamozai area of Orakzai Agency on Sunday.

Sources said that militants had recently taken control of Mamozai area in upper tehsil of the agency. On Sunday morning, security forces launched the air attack and carried out heavy bombing.

The sources said that three hideouts were reduced to rubble by the bombing and 10 militants killed.

The security forces later conducted a search operation in Kago Qamar and Doli areas and seized heavy weapons and ammunition.

However, local Taliban spokesman Hafiz Saeed said that warplanes had only bombed empty houses and no one was killed.

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