Pakistan: Airstrikes kill 31 militants

2015-01-04 11:30
Pakistan security forces cleaning up near Peshawar, Pakistan. (Mohammad Sajjad, AP)

Pakistan security forces cleaning up near Peshawar, Pakistan. (Mohammad Sajjad, AP)

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Peshawar - Pakistan's army says its war planes have killed 31 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border.

An army statement says the airstrikes on Friday evening in the Tirrah valley of the Khyber region destroyed four militant hideouts and a suicide bomber training centre.

The army says it has killed over 1 200 militants since a massive offensive launched 15 June, 2014 in North Waziristan, another rugged tribal region along the border.

A parallel operation is taking place in neighbouring Khyber to pursue militants fleeing from North Waziristan. Last month's school massacre in Peshawar - in which 150 people were killed, mainly children - is believed to have been launched from Khyber.

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