10 Taliban killed

PARACHINAR: A government official on Sunday said Pakistani troops repulsed a Taliban attack on an army base close to the Afghan border, killing 10 attackers. Samiullah Khan said a group of militants attacked the base with rockets and automatic weapons on Sunday in the Orakzai region. More than 100 suspected militants and five soldiers have been killed in fighting in Orakzai in the last week. The troops have been fighting militants in the region who are believed to have fled from an earlier army offensive in their main stronghold of South Waziristan.