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12 militants killed near Afghan border by Pakistani jets

The latest strikes came a day after the military said it killed 19 militants in an intense gunbattle in which it also lost seven soldiers in the North Waziristan tribal region.

By: Associated Press | Islamabad |
June 9, 2015 4:09:10 pm
Pakistan, Pakistan news, Pakistan terrorist, Pakistan militants, Pakistan killing, Pakistan attacks, Pakistan jets, Afghan killing, afghan terror, Afghan attacks, Afghan news, terrorist attacks, Militant Attacks, asia news, World news FILE- Pakistani jet fighters struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents.(Source: AP)

Pakistan’s military says its jets have killed 12 militants in airstrikes in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

A statement claimed the men were “terrorists” and said they were killed on Tuesday morning in the Khyber region.

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The statement gave no other details. The information could not be corroborated as journalists are barred from tribal areas.

The latest strikes came a day after the military said it killed 19 militants in an intense gun battle in which it also lost seven soldiers in the North Waziristan tribal region.

Pakistan launched a major operation against militants in North Waziristan last summer and it is carrying out a similar operation in Khyber as well.

The army says it has killed over 1,300 militants in North Waziristan and Khyber since June 2014.

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