Pakistani army says airstrikes kill 39 militants

2014-12-27 09:30
Taliban militants in Pakistan. (A Majeed, AFP)

Taliban militants in Pakistan. (A Majeed, AFP)

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Peshawar - Pakistan's army says its warplanes have killed 39 militants as part of an ongoing operation in a troubled tribal region near the Afghan border.

An army statement says the airstrikes were carried out on Friday evening in the Datta Khel area of the North Waziristan tribal region.

The attacks also destroyed an underground tunnel system and a large underground cache of weapons and ammunition, the statement said.

The army says it has killed over 1 200 militants since the start of a massive offensive launched 15 June against militants in North Waziristan.

Journalists are barred from the region and it is impossible to independently verify the information.

The operation is aimed at eliminating those Pakistani and foreign militants accused of launching attacks in Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.

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