Pak Affairs

52 militants killed in Khyber Agency by security forces

PESHAWAR: At least 52 militants were killed and several others injured in security forces shelling on militants’ key positions along border areas of Khyber and Orakzai Agencies on Friday. According to private TV channel, Frontier Corps personnel, after receiving a tip-off, fired shells at militants’ hideouts in Cherai Feroz area. Militants’ five hideouts and eight vehicles were destroyed in the shelling. Earlier, cache of arms, a center and four vehicles were destroyed in the attack.

While Karakoram Highway has been restored for all kind of traffic. The road was blocked yesterday between Rawalpindi and Gilgit due to land-sliding at Gial and Tatapani in Northern Areas. PIA flights from Islamabad to Gilgit have also disrupted due to bad weather.

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