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9 insurgents killed, 21 injured in Kuram airstrike

9 insurgents killed, 21 injured in Kuram airstrike

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Mar 31, 2011 - 14:56

ISLAMABAD(PANinfo-icon): Nine Talibaninfo-icon insurgents were killed and 21 others injured in an airstrike by Pakistani forces in Kuram tribal region, lying close to the Afghan border, officials said on Thursday.

Four centres of insurgents were pounded by helicopter gunships on Thursday morning in Chinarak, a mountainous area, a local official, Mirza Ali, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

Ali Husain, a resident, also confirmed that several fighters were killed and wounded in the operation. However, he said civilians were among the casualties.

The airstrike came days after Taliban kidnapped dozens of people from the area.

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