Four terrorists killed in Khyber airstrikes

KHYBER AGENCY Apr. 06: At least four terrorists were killed and three others injured in bombardment by security forces in Dohi area of Tirah Valley, Khyber Agency, on Sunday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two hideouts of the terrorists were also destroyed. The ISPR said that the security forces seized bodies of ten terrorists besides recovering arms and ammunition from them. Pakistani troops have been engaged in a full-scale offensive against Taliban and other militants in North Waziristan and Khyber tribal districts since last year. At least three militants were killed while four others sustained injuries in fresh Tirah airstrikes on Sunday. As per official sources, the detained terrorists have been shifted to some undisclosed place after confiscating huge cache of weapons from their possession.

On the other hand, as many as two security personnel, who got severely injured in an exchange of firing between security forces and militants in Orakzai Agency, succumbed to injuries taking the death toll to three. At least six officers sustained injuries however one embraced martyrdom in an encounter whereas the deceased officers were identified as Naik Yaseen, Naik Naveed and soldier Sultan. Earlier, at least six suspected militants have been killed and several others injured when PAF jets pounded their hideouts in Khyber tribal region on Saturday morning. As many as two security personnel, who got severely injured in an exchange of firing between security forces and militants in Orakzai Agency, succumbed to injuries taking the death toll to three, officials said on Sunday.