Orakzai Agency Map

February 24, 2010

Orakzai is of central importance to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The agency hosts a significant TTP presence and its strategic location; many of the terror attacks in Pakistan carried out in the latter half of 2009 were planned and executed from Orakzai. Many TTP fighters and much of its leadership fled to Orakzai after being displaced from South Waziristan following Operation Rah-e-Nijat in October 2009. The agency is also home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar.