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Air raids kill 29 militants in Orakzai, Khyber agencies

- February 20, 2013 - Updated 1950 PKT - From Web Edition

PESHAWAR: Security forces pounded the suspected militants' positions in Upper Orakzai and Khyber agency, killing 29 insurgents and destroying 7 dens.


According to the sources of security forces, in the first action an aerial offensive was launched on militants in Orakzai Agency's areas of Arghanju, Saparsok and Tanboh where 9 militants were taken out while several others were injured. Three militants' hideouts were also destroyed in the air raid.


In the second similar attack with the help of fighter jets, targets in Dawathoi area of Khyber Agency's Tehsil Jamrud were bombarded where 20 militants including one of their commanders were killed while four of their positions were blown away.

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