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Six militants including key commander killed in Khyber airstrikes

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Six militants including key commander killed in Khyber airstrikes

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The Pakistan army’s fighter jets pounded militant hideouts in Tirah valley area of the Khyber tribal region on Tuesday, killing at least six militants including a key commander.

The sources said that several militants were also injured in airstrikes carried out in Malikdin Khel area of Tirah valley.

Moreover, several hideouts of the militants were also destroyed in airstrikes which were conducted as part of the ongoing operation Khyber-I.

The operation was launched in Bara and Tirah Valley of Khyber agency against Lashkar-e-Islam (LI), a banned militant organization active in and around the tribal region and is currently headed by Mangal Bagh.

The military said that more than 150 militants have been killed and 350 militants including more than 20 important commanders have surrendered to security forces since start of the operation Khyber-1.

The operation Khyber-I was launched amidst a full-fledged military operation Zarb-e-Azb launched in the North Waziristan tribal region on June 15 against various outlawed militant groups.

The Commander of the Operation Major General Zafar Ullah Khan said at a media briefing in Mir Ali on Sunday that so far 1,198 militants have been killed while 356 injured during the operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The commander said that the Pakistan’s army has cleared 90 percent of North Waziristan agency of militants during the ongoing operation.

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