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Pakistani Military Airstrikes Kill 14 Militants

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 at 3:39 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Pakistan’s military said its jets have killed 14 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

A statement released by the military said some important militant commanders were among those killed in Tuesday’s airstrikes in the North Waziristan tribal region. It gave no details about the identity or nationality of the slain militants. The information could not be corroborated as journalists are barred from tribal areas.

The Pakistani military has been carrying out a major operation in North Waziristan since 2014 and said it has killed over 2,800 militants after launching the offensive in the tribal area and elsewhere.

Pakistan has also said it lost about 350 soldiers in the operation.