PESHAWAR, Pakistan, May 2 (UPI) -- Pakistani military helicopters attacked Taliban positions in the Orakzai tribal region Sunday, killing 40 militants, the Press Trust of India reported.
The news agency reported official sources said the gunships destroyed 10 Taliban hideouts in the northwestern region.
Two security personnel were reported injured by a mortar shell.
PTI said its official sources told it security forces have given people living in the Dabori area three days to leave in advance of a planned offensive in the region to root out Taliban entrenched there.
Pakistani officials say army forces have killed more than 500 militants and wiped out 75 hideouts in the Orakzai Agency in the past five weeks.