Aerial bombing in Tirah valley kills 25 militants

According to ISPR, nine hideouts of militants were also destroyed in the aerial strikes.

Reuters/Web Desk June 10, 2014
According to ISPR, nine hideouts of militants were also destroyed in the aerial strikes. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KHYBER AGENCY: Security forces carried out aerial bombing in the remote Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency, killing at least 25 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.

"Nine terrorist hideouts were destroyed by early morning military air strikes near the Pakistan-Afghan border," the army's press wing said.

No other details were immediately available.

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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Zaka | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Dear try to understand few points 1. What is FCR. If someone attacks military or security personnel at some location call it x.y.z; the closer tribe is suppose to handover the culprits as early as possible but not later than 15 days. if they fail to do so, whole tribe has to be targeted. 2. These terrorist have not shifted here a week ago, there are here well over 20 years. They are married and living with the families. Whenever they fear an air attack, they get into population using them as shield. 3. Collateral damage is often talked. What about those terrorist attack where over 40000 civilian have died without any reason. 4. Collateral damage should be avoided but what if local people protect them because of any reason. Should they be left. 5. It is judgement call. to me anyone who kills innocent or supports the killer should be treated alike

numbersnumbers | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

@The Failed Rebel: In case you failed to notice, the Pakistani Army does not try to kill innocent civilians on purpose! AND There is always the specter of collateral damage in military operations! In case you failed to notice, the TTP has tried to kill/maim/cripple as many people as possible in their terrorist attacks! There are no "un intended" casualties in terrorist strikes! ALSO, it is difficult to defeat an insurgency when a neighboring country (Pakistan?)" openly supports and provides their Good Taliban assets (Afghan Taliban) with "safe havens" to operate cross border terrorist attacks from!

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