Islamabad: At least 35 militants were killed when Pakistani security forces backed by helicopter gunships pounded Taliban hideouts in the lawless Khyber tribal agency bordering Afghanistan and destroyed nine terrorist training centres, including that of Lashkar-e-Islam.

Ground forces backed by gunships targeted positions of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam in the Khyber Agency. At least 35 rebels were killed and at least nine militant training centres destroyed, Geo TV reported. — PTI