8 militants killed in northwest Pakistan

10:42, March 28, 2010      

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Pakistani security forces killed at least eight militants on Saturday in Orakzai tribal region in northwest Pakistan, local TV reported.

Security forces also destroyed three hideouts of terrorists by gun shelling in Chappar and Feroz Khel areas.

In the past four days, Pakistani security forces have killed more than 100 militants in Orakzai, Pakistan's only tribal region that does not border Afghanistan.

On Friday a senior Pakistan army official told reporters that 32 of those killed were foreign fighters.

Source: Xinhua
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