Five suspected militants killed in airstrikes in Tirah

Aerial strikes also injure 10 militants belonging to LeI, TTP


Our Correspondent April 04, 2015
Aerial strikes injure ten others; targeted militants belonged to LeI, TTP . PHOTO: APP

PESHAWAR: At least five suspected militants were killed and 10 others were injured on Saturday in air strikes in Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley.

Officials said the targeted militants belonged to Lashkar-e-Islam (LeI) and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The aerial strikes, launched by security forces, were part of Operation Khyber-II.

On March 25, 30 suspected militants belonging to the LeI were also killed when security forces carried out airstrikes on militant sanctuaries in Tirah Valley.

Read: 30 suspected militants killed in airstrikes in Tirah

A statement issued by the army’s media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) confirmed the military action on March 25 said two arms and ammunition dumps were destroyed in the strikes.

According to Reuters, LeI spokesperson Salahuddin Ayubi was also killed in the strikes.

COMMENTS (4)

basraa | 6 years ago | Reply @ali @rex minor .. if we let these militants go scot free our country would pay an even bigger price , nobody cares about these jahil mullahs kill them all .everbody was given a choice and a chance to leave the ones who stayed back should and will die
Gp65 | 6 years ago | Reply Two years back, we heard the same thing. If the army was as succesful aa it claimed in Tirah Valley in 2013, why does Pakistan have the same siruation today? If it was making fqlse claims then, why would it not do the same thing today? http://tribune.com.pk/story/566245/tirah-valley-security-forces-clear-out-militants-from-maidan/
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