WAZIRISTAN – Security forces killed 16 outlawed terrorists and arrested two injured in an search operation against Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Orakzai agency of Wazirirstan.
According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) terrorists were killed in search operation in Lower Orakzai Agency. Forces killed 16 and injured 20 in a joint operation of ground troops and air strikers.
ISPR told that terrorists escaped leaving the dead bodies of their nine companions and two injured companions.
In cross fire four soldiers of Pakistan Army also received bullets and they have shifted to hospital for treatment.
Earlier in September security forces claimed to had killed 29 militants during a search operation in Dabori area of Orakzai agency. The operation was carried out after an attack on a checkpost in Arhang village of Dabori by militants in which one hawaldar was killed and nine security personnel were injured.
Officials said the militants had launched a two-pronged attack on the post . They identified the dead as hawaldar Hidayatullah Jan.
After the attack, security forces launched the operation and destroyed several militant hideouts and advanced to Gall and Gandi Tall areas.
During the operation, security forces killed 29 militants and injured 72 others. They also claimed capturing over a dozen insurgents.
However, TTP spokesman for Orakzai agency Hafiz Saeed called journalists from an undisclosed location and claimed that not a single Taliban had been killed or injured in the security forces’ attack.
According to him, TTP had launched a successful attack on the checkpoint, killing 15 and injuring 30 security personnel.
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