Pakistan

PESHAWAR (Web Desk) – At least 15 militants were killed and several others were injured on Saturday as PAF planes pounded terrorist hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency.


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Security officials said that air strikes were conducted on the hideouts of militants belonging to the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-i-Islam.

Fifteen suspected militants were killed whereas four militant hideouts were destroyed in the air strikes.

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However, these claims could not be independently verified as journalists have limited access to the restive tribal agency.

The strikes come a day after a terrorist attack on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp in Peshawar’s Badaber area left at least 42 people, including 13 terrorists dead.

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Tirah is part of Pakistan’s restive Khyber tribal region where a number of air strikes have been launched against militant hideouts in recent months.

The Pakistan Army has been targeting TTP and Lashkar-i-Islam militants in the region since October 2014.