Pakistan jets, ground forces kill 27 militants

2014-12-19 08:14

Pakistan’s military says its jets and ground forces have killed 27 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

In separate statements last night, the military said the air strikes and ground operation were carried out in the Khyber tribal region.

The strikes and ground operation come just days after Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 148 people, mostly children.

Since then, the Pakistan army has carried out several air strikes in Khyber, a hiding place for the Pakistani Taliban who have claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s killings.

The military said its ground forces killed 10 while jets killed another 17 militants, including an Uzbek commander.

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