ORAKZAI AGENCY - At least 10 militants were killed while six others apprehended by security forces in central Orakzai Agency on Thursday.

Official sources said that being part of the ongoing military operation against militants, forces clashed with militants at Sheikhan area of the agency. Resultantly, at least 10 militants were killed while six others arrested.

The officials said that besides, at least 12 hideouts of the militants were also destroyed in the ground offensive. Moreover, a huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the hideouts during the operation. Zarb-e-Azn operation is going well launched against the militants on June 15 last. The operation was launched after a deadly attack at the country ‘s busiest airport Karachi on June 8, 2014 in which at least 40 people including 10 terrorists have been killed. The forces have recaptured and cleared more than 90 percent area of the region and have also destroyed hundreds of hideouts, including bomb making factories and command and control centres of the terrorists in Fata.