25 militants killed in airstrikes in Pakistan

UPDATE - 25 militants killed in airstrikes in Pakistan


By Aamir Latif

KARACHI, Pakistan (AA) - At least 25 suspected militants have been killed in renewed army airstrikes in northwestern Pakistan's Khyber Agency and South Waziristan, said the Pakistani army press office. 

Inter Services Public Relations, Pakistani army's media wing, said that the strikes, in the Tirah valley near the border with Afghanistan, had killed seven people while those in the Sanzila area of South Waziristan left 17 dead. 

The army began anti-militant operations in Khyber Agency in October after a drive against the Taliban in the nearby North Waziristan tribal area, which began in June, spilled over into other parts of Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt. 

South Waziristan was a former headquarters of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, a coalition of different insurgent groups in Pakistan.

More than 2,000 militants and 200 soldiers have died since the operation began and more than a million people have been displaced. 


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