Air strike in Pak kills 20 Taliban fighters

Last Updated: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 15:55

Peshawar: At least 20 Taliban fighters were killed on Monday when Pakistani jets struck militant hideouts in the restive Orakzai tribal region bordering Afghanistan, officials said.

The air strikes targeted rebel positions in Gandi, Taal, Dalaai, Zawando Kalay and Tanga Dar areas of Orakzai Agency.

Officials said 15 militants were injured and four hideouts destroyed in the air strikes.

Pakistani security forces are currently engaged in an offensive against the Taliban in several parts of the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.

The troops are trying to dismantle the strongholds of the militants.

PTI



First Published: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 15:55

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