KOHAT: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan confirmed on Friday that its camp in lower Orakzai Agency had been attacked on Thursday night.
Thirteen militants were killed in the attack and TTP sources said the toll could rise because the rubble of the camp was still being cleared. They, however, said no important TTP leader was killed or injured.
According to officials, jets pounded hideouts in remote Chappri Ferozkhel and Bezote areas in the agency and camps run by TTP leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a prime suspect in suicide attacks on Peshawar’s Pearl Continental hotel and the Rescue 15 building in Lahore.
Hakimullah has also been accused of sending dozens of suicide bombers to Kohat, Thall, Darra Adamkhel and other parts of the country.
The officials had initially put the death toll at four.