Pak jets pound militant hideouts, 30 Taliban killed

Pakistan helicopter gunships and jet fighters targeted militants positions in the volatile Orakzai tribal region Sunday.

Peshawar: Pakistan helicopter gunships
and jet fighters targeted militants positions in the volatile
Orakzai tribal region today, killing 30 Taliban fighters and
injuring 42 more, security officials said.

The air strikes targeted militant positions at
Ghiljo, Ghouz Ghar, Nalai, Tor Kanrai, Narka, Kasha, Rabia
Khel and Rakhel areas of Orakzai Agency.

Seven hideouts were destroyed in the bombardment,
officials said.

The Pakistani military claims it has killed nearly
1,000 militants since an offensive was launched in Orakzai
Agency earlier this year though the figure cannot officially
be confirmed as journalists are barred from the conflict zone.

PTI

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