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Pak jets target Taliban positions; 24 militants killed

Last Updated: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 00:23

Peshawar: At least 24 Taliban fighters
were killed and 14 more injured on Sunday when Pakistani jets
target militant positions in the restive Orakzai and Kurram
tribal regions in the country`s northwest, officials said.

Sixteen militants were killed and 12 others injured
when jets pounded militant positions in Mamozai, Dabori and
Khadezai areas of Orakzai Agency.

A militant training camp and five hideouts were
destroyed in the air strikes.

In Kurram Agency, combat aircraft targeted Taliban
positions in Dogar area, killing eight militants and injuring
two more. The jets also destroyed two hideouts.

Pakistan security forces claim they have killed over
1,000 militants during air and ground attacks in Orakzai
Agency in recent months.


First Published: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 00:23

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