ORAKZAI AGENCY - At least eight militants were killed and five others sustained injuries in clashes with security forces in Orakzai Agency on Thursday. According to details, the security forces conducted an operation against the militants in Chappar, Tor and Akhun Kot areas in Upper tehsil of Orakzai Agency. Targeting the suspected hideouts of militants, the forces shelled their positions in these areas. Resultantly, as many as eight militants were killed and five others received wounds in the fight. Besides, a vehicle used by the militants has also been destroyed at Akhun Kot area. The forces have been fighting against the militants since long. However, they have now accelerated their operations after the rocket attacks by militants at the site of a tribal jirga. The forces have been fighting against militants in Orakzai Agency and so far a number of militants have either been killed or injured while a number of explosives, arms and ammunitions have also been recovered during the ongoing operation.