Airstrikes kill 12 suspected militants in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: At least 12 terrorists were killed Tuesday when military jets bombed militant hideouts in restive Khyber tribal agency.


According to the military’s public relations wing, the air strikes were carried out in an area of Khyber tribal region close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws. Taliban militant are known to have strongholds in the tribal areas along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

Tuesday’s airstrikes come as the latest in the military’s offensive to clear the tribal areas of Taliban militants.

The army started Operation Zarb-e-Azb in June last year and has since claimed significant success in the offensive.

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