Military bombing: 19 bodies found in Tirah Valley

Published: January 22, 2014
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A photo of army troop in Nowshera. PHOTO: AFP

A photo of army troop in Nowshera. PHOTO: AFP

TIRAH VALLEY: Nineteen bodies were recovered from a pile of rubble after recent bombing in the Tirah Valley, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The death toll from the military offensive has risen to 35.

Fighter jets and helicopter gunships had earlier bombed hideouts of suspects in the tribal regions of North Waziristan and Khyber.

The air strikes – targeting hideouts in Mir Ali, Miramshah and Tirah Valley – came in response to the recent surge in militant attacks targeting security forces.

A security official had claimed that four hideouts were flattened in the blitz in the Inzar Kor area of the remote valley.

The official had dismissed suggestion that the attacks were a formal launch of a military offensive against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliates.

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  • Pakistani Citizen
    Jan 22, 2014 - 1:19PM

    Flush them out. Don’t stop till they are finished.

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  • Rex Minor
    Jan 22, 2014 - 1:21PM

    The military initative with cooperation of Nawaz Sharif Government which has choosen to continue the war instead of opening a dialogue for peace.Pakistan is trying to establish a LoC all around its territory?

    Rex Minor

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  • Zulfiqar
    Jan 22, 2014 - 1:31PM

    Operations never did any good to Pakistan, all they bring is more destruction !! I seriously hope the operation that has been started works as it will be do or die for Pakistan this time…. May Allah protect our country!

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  • Khurram
    Jan 22, 2014 - 1:35PM

    Military must try to minimize any collateral damage in this offensive..else please flushed these militants from valleyRecommend

  • Ali
    Jan 22, 2014 - 1:35PM

    Its a good step that: do not think we will bow in front of you. If you are not interested for table talk.

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  • Muntazir
    Jan 22, 2014 - 1:36PM

    This is what a state needs to do. There can’t be anything better if this menace is curbed through talks but seems the enforcers of sharia aren’t interested. So there you go, get them the taste of their own medicine.

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  • Amir
    Jan 22, 2014 - 2:15PM

    Need the will that was shown in Swat.

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  • Azam
    Jan 22, 2014 - 2:20PM

    @ Aamir :
    Second your comment and hope the same are the expectations from the entire nation.
    Unlike the Kargil issue, hope NS too, refrains from stepping back this time or else it would be the end of his era.

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  • Sheraz
    Jan 22, 2014 - 2:36PM

    I think both parties were agreed on talk but only in words, both were not serious in peace talk, whenever peace talk process get started it stucks

    May Allah protect our people & countery from this worst wave

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  • Mamu
    Jan 22, 2014 - 3:21PM

    @Sheraz:
    The talks got stuck (as you said) coz America droned the damn peace process.Recommend

  • Paki
    Jan 22, 2014 - 3:31PM

    Allah bless my beloved country.

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