At least ten suspected militants have been killed as security forces pounded their hideouts in different parts of the Orakzai Agency. Security forces also claim to have destroyed five militant hideouts in the agency. Sources said troops targeted militant hideouts in Kasha, Saragara and surrounding areas and killed ten suspected militants. Ground troops backed by tanks, artillery, helicopter gunships and fighter jets have stepped up the offensive to root out militants from the troubled agency. The total death toll from the last 14 days of the relentless military offensive has now reached to at least 300 militants.