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22 Taliban militants killed in Pakistan

Pakistani helicopter gunships today pounded Taliban positions in the restive Orakzai tribal regions in the country's northwest, killing 22 militants and injuring 10 others, officials said.

world Updated: Jul 11, 2010 22:43 IST

Pakistani helicopter gunships on Sunday pounded Taliban positions in the restive Orakzai tribal regions in the country's northwest, killing 22 militants and injuring 10 others, officials said.

The helicopters targeted militant hideouts in Tor Kanray, Sar Mela and Mazeed Garhi areas of Orakzai Agency during two air strikes.

Five hideouts were destroyed in the attacks, officials said.

In a separate development, the body of a Frontier Corps personnel was found in Sar Mela area, officials said.