At least 14 militants were killed and several others injured in operation by security forces’ in different areas of the Upper Orakzai Agency, officials said on Saturday.

According to the official sources, four hideouts of the terrorists were also destroyed in the crackdown.

The forces are advancing in the area. Orakzai is the only tribal agency of the country which does not border Afghanistan.

Security forces have been carrying out operations against militants in the Orakzai Agency although the military had earlier announced that the official operation in Orakzai was over and the area had been cleared of militants. However, recent attacks and activities by militants in the region have led to renewed operations by security forces.

This area has been witnessing the worst act of terrorism where hundreds of people have been killed. This area was also stronghold of militants groups including Pakistani Taliban but Pakistan Arm has wiped out these elements from the region after a bloody operation. However, militants use to target these areas to show their presence.