HANGU- At least 14 militants were killed and several others injured in an operation carried out by security forces in different areas of Orakzai Agency on Saturday.
Four militant hideouts were also destroyed in the crackdown, sources said while adding that the forces had been advancing in the area.
According to security sources, 92 per cent of Orakzai Agency has been cleared of militants in the ongoing operation conducted by the security forces. However, they added that militants are still present in some areas of the tribal region.
In a separate incident in Mohmand Agency, unknown miscreants destroyed 66KW transmission line with explosives in the Mian Mandi area of the Haleemzai district.
Due to the explosion, electric supply was cut off to Mohmand Agency’s Haleemzai district and the neighbouring Nawagai district of the Bajaur Agency.
Following the incident, the political administration in the agency has arrested six people from Mian Mandi in accordance with a local law in effect in Mohmand Agency. Furthermore, four electric transmission poles collapsed due to strong winds in the Jamrud area of Khyber Agency. Due to this, Landi Kotal experienced a power breakdown for 48 hours, creating serious difficulties for the citizens.
Patients in hospitals experienced severe difficulties due to the breakdown in the power supply. Water supply in the area has also been hit, thus paralysing the routine life in the area. The citizens are protesting against the non-restoration of electric supply in the area.