Gunship helicopters shell militant hideouts in South Waziristan

Published: February 27, 2014
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File photo of a Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder. PHOTO: PPI

File photo of a Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Thunder. PHOTO: PPI

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Gunship helicopters shelled militant hideouts in South Waziristan, Express News reported on Thursday.

It was not known as yet how many militants were killed or wounded in the aerial strike.

This attack on hideouts of insurgents is the fifth in a series of airstrikes.

Previous bombings

At least 30 militants perished as warplanes pound their hideouts on February 25 in the South and North Waziristan, according to military officials. The airstrikes mainly took place in Datta Khel and Shawal areas of North Waziristan where militant training facilities and compounds are said to be located.

On February 23, airstrikes were carried out in the remote Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in which security forces killing at least 38 militants, including key commanders. Six hideouts were also destroyed, they had added.

Just a day earlier, on February 22, security forces had carried out shelling on militant hideouts in Thall sub-district of Hangu, killing at least nine insurgents.

On February 19, at least 30 suspected insurgents were killed and several others got injured as military jets and gunships had bombed their hideouts in the North Waziristan and Khyber agencies.

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