17 suspected insurgents perish in North Waziristan airstrikes
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Seventeen suspected insurgents have been killed in airstrikes in the lawless Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, local media report on Monday.
In South Waziristan, two security personnel fetching water from a spring were gunned down by the militants, Dawn reported, saying the air raids and the Taliban attack happened on Sunday evening.
Military planes struck militant hideouts in Gorbaz and Zoi areas of Shawal tehsil of North Waziristan. The newspaper quoted unnamed officials as saying 17 fighters were killed and four hideouts destroyed.
Separately, two security personnel, fetching water from a spring, came under attack from the Taliban in the Khaisoor area of Tiarza tehsil. Both were killed on the spot.
The Pakistan military has been engaged in an offensive codenamed Operation Zarb-i-Azb against militants in the tribal badlands since June 15, 2014.
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