31 rebels killed in Pakistan strikes, bomb factory raided
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): More than 30 suspected militants were killed and their hideouts destroyed on Wednesday when military planes pounded terrorist infrastructure near the Pak-Afghan border.
A brief statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations said 17 insurgents were killed in the restive tribal region of North Waziristan another 14 in Khyber Agency during the airstrikes.
In southwestern Balochistan province, security personnel raided and seized a bomb-making factory manufacturing suicide jackets and other explosive devices in Chaman border town.
Frontier Corps spokesman Khan Wase said: “Security forces also defused a large number of explosive devices and other material used in the manufacturing of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).”
Suicide jackets, RPG-7 rockets, mortar shells, landmines, IEDs, detonators, detonator cord, ball bearings, wireless communication sets, laptops and other equipment were seized during the raid.
He added the security forces defused 120 landmines, 21 mortar shells of different calibres and five bombs during the operation in Rehman Kahol area. But no one was arrested as the alleged terrorists managed to escape.
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