16 Militants Killed In Upper Orakzai Operation

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16 militants were killed, and another 12 injured in Upper Orakzai in clashes between Pakistani security forces and militants. The troops launched an attack in Dabori, Gokamar and Shadala targeting six hideouts.

Officials warned that the operation would continue till peace prevailed in the tribal belt; “We have been chasing militants and (will) continue it until we eliminate them and bring back peace to the once peaceful area,” officials said.

Security personnel earlier also captured Swat Taliban leader, Hazrat Bilal and one of his counterparts from Mardan.