Pakistan army kill 10 militants in tribal area operation
At least 10 more militants were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday morning in military's fresh attacks in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal area, according to local TV channel reports.
The casualties were reported from Jandolla, a militants' stronghold in the region where the forces were engaged in carrying out a major search ad clearance operation, the private channel ARY News reported.
According to sources, clashes continued between security forces and militants in Makeen, Daray Sarak, Ladha, Garday Cheray, Sararogha and Ahmedabad where forces also destroyed four hideouts of militants in the action, Xinhua reported.
Meanwhile, curfew for undefined time has been imposed in North Waziristan's chief town Miranshah and other tehsils including Mir Ali, Dosli and area from Yuya to Sarkali. Schools and other commercial avenues in the areas were also closed, the channel added.
Besides, United States drones were also hovering on various areas of North Waziristan tribal agency, the channel reported.
More then 400 militants have been killed and 50 hideouts destroyed in the operation launched on Oct. 17. The clashes speed up after penetration of forces contingents in Makeen, Ladha and other strongholds of militants as they are fleeing towards North Waziristan, Kurram and Orakzai tribal area.