HANGU (APP) Gunship helicopters Tuesday heavily pounded militants positions in Upper Orakzai Agency killing eighteen Taliban insurgents including some foreign terrorists and injuring six others, security sources said. The gunship choppers targeted Taliban positions in Teri and Kot Kalay. Three hideouts of the militants also perished in the bombing. The dead also included foreign terrorists, security official said. The Security Forces claimed to have killed over 1000 hardcore insurgents in the ongoing offensives underway in the agency for the last two months. Orakzai is bastion of TTP Chief Hakeemullah whose death still shrouds in mystery in the suspected US drone attack.