Jets strike militant hideouts in Orakzai; eight killed
[Dawn] Fighter jets attacked hard boy positions in the Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar. 14 distinct tribes of beturbanned primitives inhabit Orakzai agency's 1500 or so square kilometers...
killing eight hard boys, DawnNews reported.
The cut-throats were killed when three myrmidon hideouts were destroyed in the action in the tribal region on Wednesday.
Assistant political agent Rafiq Mohmand told DawnNews the hideouts were targeted in Upper Orakzai's Arghanju area.
Over 92 per cent of the area in the tribal region has so far been cleared of hard boys. However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
myrmidon hideouts still exist in parts of Orakzai.
Orakzai is one of Pakistain's seven semi-autonomous tribal regions in the northwest, where Pak Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked cut-throats are said to have carved out strongholds.
The area was the original base of Pak Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud before he moved to South Wazoo to take up the Taliban leadership after the death of his predecessor, Baituallah Mehsud.
Unlike the six other tribal agencies, Orakzai does not border Afghanistan. The rugged mountainous territory provides a crucial link for cut-throats operating in other tribal regions, as it borders Khyber and Kurram on the Afghan frontier. It also borders Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province and Pakistain's main northwestern city, as well as the garrison town of Kohat.
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