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Pakistan air strikes kill 8 terrorists in NW Waziristan

At least eight terrorists, including foreigners, were killed on Monday when Pakistani fighter jets pounded militant hideouts in Shawal Valley, a mountainous area in North Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.

According to military, the air blitz hit Data Khel and Shawal areas near Pakistan-Afghanistan border, killing eight suspected terrorists, The Express Tribune reported.

The killed insurgents included both local and foreign terrorists, it quoted Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Jet fighters hit targets in Shawal killing the militants.

Several militant hideouts destroyed

Several militant hideouts were also destroyed in the airstrikes.

The airstrike was part of the ongoing operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan area which has so far killed over 3,000 militants.

Zarb-e-Azb was launched in June last year after militants had attacked the international airport in Karachi, killing 26 people including airport security staff.


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