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October 28, 2014
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Two Uzbeks among 33 militants killed in NWA air strikes

October 28, 2014

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MIRANSHAH: Thirty-three militants were killed in air strikes in the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb in the North Waziristan Agency on Monday. The dead included two suspected Uzbek militants
Military officials said nine hideouts of militants were also destroyed in the air strikes.According to officials, PAF fighter aircraft early morning pounded the Dattakhel area of the troubled tribal region, killing 18 militants.
Later, in the Gharlamai area of North Waziristan, 15 militants were killed in shelling by helicopter gunships. According to security officials, over 1500 militants have been killed so far in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb against the local and foreign militants in North Waziristan since June 15.
Also, the military authorities claimed to have secured 80 percent area of the tribal agency from the militants.The displaced families and rights organisations have called for repatriation of tribal families to their native areas cleared of the militants.Meanwhile, nine soldiers sustained injuries in a remote-controlled roadside blast in Bajaur Agency’s Nawagai Tehsil, official sources said on Monday.
The sources said that the bomb disposal unit of security forces was scouting around to check landmines in the Hilalkhel Charmang in Nawagai Tehsil when their patrol party was targetted with a remote-controlled device.
As a result, nine soldiers sustained critical injuries. They were shifted to the AgencyHeadquarters Hospital in Khar where their condition was stated to be critical.Security forces cordoned off the area after the explosion and launched a search operation to nab the accused. The political administration also started an investigation into the incident. The bomb disposal unit of security forces patrols those areas that had remained under the control of militants in the past.
Online adds: Militants on Monday blew up a school in the Khyber Agency. The primary school was located in the Akka Khel area of Bara Tehsil.There was no casualty as the

school was closed.
Earlier on October 8, two government primary schools in Jamrud Subdivision of Khyber Agency, one for boys and one for girls, were destroyed in two separate incidents when bombs planted inside them exploded.

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