Damadola Plans are ready to launch a military operation against militants hideouts in Orakzai Agency and the adjoining Tirah valley within a week. The Commandant Frontier Corps, Major General Tariq Khan, stated this while talking to media persons here on Tuesday. He said that there were around 1,000 militants operating in and around the Orakzai Agency. The militants have been active in both areas. Recently, they beheaded a kidnapped Sikh in the Khyber Agencys Tirah valley after his relatives failed to pay ransom. The Orakzai tribal region is known as the stronghold of Taliban commander Noor Jamal alias Toofan Mullah, who has reportedly been appointed as the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistans caretaker chief.