Orakzai agency - At least 12 militants were killed in clashes with security forces at Mamonzai area in Upper Orakzai Agency early Wednesday. Militants equipped with sophisticated weapons attacked a checkpoint in Mamonzai at around 3am. Security forces retaliated with full force, killing 12 militants. Besides, a vehicle packed with explosives was also destroyed in the action.
The forces launched an operation against the militants and have cleared 90 per cent area of the agency.