ORAKZAI AGENCY At least 14 militants were killed, while six others got injured and their four hideouts were destroyed in heavy artillery shelling in upper tehsil of Orakzai Agency on Monday. The security forces launched the operation following the attacks by militants on security forces convoys in the jurisdiction of Yakh Kandao. The forces used heavy weapons to target militants positions in Khadizai and Kot Killi. The forces hit militants hideouts with artillery shells from Samawa and Shandori areas. Sources said that as a result, 14 militants were killed, six others got injured, besides at least four positions of the militants were also destroyed completely. In addition, the security forces also carried out a search operation in Narik, Tormakhi and Mazir Gahri and recovered a huge cache of explosives and mines. The operation was in progress till the filing of this report. It is worth mentioning here that Yakh Kandao is an area where the security forces and their convoys have been time and again targeted with mines or remote controlled attacks, killing several forces personnel and injuring others.