At least 92 suspected militants were killed in Pakistan’s North Waziristan and Khyber Agency areas in airstrikes on their hideouts, Dawn reported Wednesday. “In a precise aerial strike in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan in the afternoon (Tuesday), 53 militants, including 12 foreigners, were killed. Six hideouts, an ammunition dump and seven explosives-laden vehicles were destroyed,” the report quoted an Inter-Services Public Relations statement as saying.
In another strike in the same area later, 23 militants were killed, the ISPR added. In Khyber Agency, at least 16 suspected militants were killed and 12 others injured when military planes pounded their hideouts in Tirah valley, according to security officials. The airstrikes were carried out in Therkho Kas, Wacha Wana, Sra Vella and Nakai areas, near the Afghan border. The officials claimed that those killed belonged to the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan and Lashkar-i-Islam. Six militant hideouts were destroyed in the strikes. (IANS)