Aerial bombing in Tirah valley kills 15 militants


TTP, Pakistan, Air Strike, KHYBER AGENCY: Security forces carried out aerial bombing in the remote Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, killing at least 15 militants, Express News reported on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), nine hideouts of militants were also destroyed in the aerial strikes.

Previous bombings

On May 23, gunship helicopter and jet planes had bombed hideouts of suspected militants in North Waziristan, killing four and injuring three others. The strikes had targeted hideouts in Miranshah, Machis Camp and Mir Ali Bazaar areas of the tribal agency.

Two days earlier, jet planes had bombed hideouts of suspected militants in North Waziristan, killing at least 60 people including insurgent commanders. An intelligence official in North Waziristan had said the strikes were carried out in Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan, Mir Ali, Datta Khel and Ghulam Ali areas.

On April 24, jet fighters had bombed suspected militant hideouts in Bara tehsil and Jamrud areas of Khyber Agency, killing at least 35 suspected militants and injuring 14 others.


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