Over thirty militants killed in air strikes in northern Pakistan

Author : Mircea Birca | Thursday, March 26, 2015
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At least thirty militants were killed in fresh air strikes by security forces in Khyber tribal region of northern Pakistan, said the military on Wednesday.

According to the Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), those killed also included important commanders of terrorists. Two caches of arms and ammunition were also destroyed. The air strikes targeted militant sanctuaries in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency.

The spokesperson of the banned outfit Lashkar-i-Islam (LI), Salahuddin Ayubi, was among those killed in the strikes, local media reported.

Khyber is among Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous tribal regions bordering Afghanistan and governed by tribal laws. The air strikes are a continuation of the security operation against the foreign and local militants in the tribal area. Earlier on March 18, precise aerial strikes conducted in Tirah valley killed at least 34 militants.

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