Five militants killed as forces destroy hideouts in South Waziristan
[Dawn] At least five gunnies were killed and several bad boy hideouts destroyed Wednesday in a military operation by Pak security forces in South Wazoo tribal region, officials said.
Gunship helicopters pounded several bad boy hideouts of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) in Sanzela village, located east of South Waziristan's main town of Wana. Sources said several bunkers and compounds in use by gunnies were destroyed.
Six suspected gunnies were also reported to be injured in the operation.
Military sources said the operation commenced at first light of day and was carried out through the evening.
South Waziristan is one of seven regions in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws. An myrmidon insurgency led by the Pak Taliban (TTP) plagues the region, which is close to the porous Pak-Afghan border, while the area is known to be infested with bad boys, including the al Qaeda, the Taliban and several other armed myrmidon organizations.
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