Pakistan Army to compensate families of airstrike victims
Islamabad: The Pakistan Army will compensate families of people killed in airstrikes in northwestern Khyber Tribal Agency, Xinhua reported.
Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Wednesday offered apologies to the families of people killed during airstrikes against militants in Tirah valley of Khyber Tribal Agency.
The Army said a total compensation of Rs 20 million (about USD 238,000) would be paid to the relatives of the victims.
Kukikhel tribesmen, who live in the area, claimed that at least 70 people were killed and dozens injured when Pakistan Air Force fighter jets bombed bunkers of the civilians.
Earlier, the Army claimed that 42 militants were killed on April 10 in an airstrike in Khyber.
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