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Pak military strikes kill 35 militants

At least 35 militants, including some foreigners, were killed on Sunday in Pakistan after security forces carried out “precise aerial strikes” against Taliban in the restive northwestern tribal region.

The militants were killed after forces targeted Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, one of seven semi-autonomous regions of Pakistan along Afghan border, military officials said. “In precise aerial strikes 35 terrorists including some foreigners were killed,” a military statement said.

It did not identify those killed in the attack but the targeted areas are controlled by Taliban and al-Qaeda.

The death toll could not be verified through independent sources. Pakistan launched operation in the region in June and so far has killed more than 1,500 militants. But their threat is far from over as they still are active in remote mountainous border region.

The army has intensified its offencive against Taliban after the group massacred 150 people in a horrific attack on an army-run school in Peshawar last month.


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