Kalaya, Oct 7 (ANI): Ten militants were killed and five others injured when helicopter gunships pounded their hideouts in various areas of Lower Orakzai tribal region in Pakistan on Saturday.
According to official sources, military helicopters targeted militant positions in Andar Mella, Malokhel and Saidkhel villages, after nine people including security personnel were kidnapped, the Dawn reported.
Those kidnapped were going from Bezotkhel to Kohat on Friday when militants stopped their vehicles in Saidkhel area and forcibly took them away, sources said.
Three hideouts were destroyed in the shelling.
The political administration called a meeting of the elders of Bezotkhel, Perozkhel and Istrikhel tribes and asked them to take action against militants who were attacking security forces' convoys and government installations in the area.
The elders were also told to inform the security forces about the movement of militants in their areas. (ANI)