Seven suspected militants were killed and 15 others injured in air strikes by Pakistan Air Force planes in Tirah valley in Khyber tribal region on Thursday.
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Official sources said that PAF planes targeted militant hideouts in Dwa Thoe, Sarrai, Sheikh Kot, Tor Darra, Nangrosa and Speen Drand localities early in the morning.
They said that at least seven militants were killed and 15 injured in the air sorties which destroyed seven hideouts, officials said. On Monday, 12 suspected militants were killed and 15 others injured in similar attacks in the same localities. The official claim about casualties could not be independently verified.
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The banned Lashkar-i-Islam group’s spokesman, Salamuddin Ayubi, told Dawn by phone that military planes had targeted civilian houses and that none of their men had been killed. He warned of carrying out attacks in unidentified cities in Punjab if military operation against the outfit was not stopped forthwith. -dawn