20 militants killed in air attacks in Pak
Last Updated: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 21:34
Peshawar: At least 20 militants were killed and their six hideouts were destroyed on Sunday when combat jets struck Taliban positions in the restive Orakzai tribal region in northwest Pakistan, officials said.

The jets this evening pounded militant positions at Dabori, Ghiljo, Mulla Patti, Mamozai, and Khadezai areas of Orakzai Agency, which borders Afghanistan.

Pakistani troops launched an operation in mid-March in Orakzai Agency against Taliban fighters who fled an army offensive in South Waziristan last year.

The army says it has killed hundreds of militants in the operation.


First Published: Sunday, July 04, 2010, 21:34

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