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23 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes near Afghan border

23 militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes near Afghan border

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Dec 18, 2015 - 20:16

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): At least 23 militants were killed on Friday and another more than 10 wounded in airstrikes in North Waziristan and Khyber tribal regions of Pakistaninfo-icon near the Afghan border, the military said.

In a statement the Pakistani army said the strikes in Shawal area of North Waziristan and in Khyber tribal district destroyed six terrorists' hideouts.

The blitz were part of a major offensive began last year in North Waziristan, one of seven Pakistani tribal districts bordering Afghanistaninfo-icon, aimed at clearing Talibaninfo-icon and Al Qaeda strongholds.

The conflict zone is remote and off-limits to journalists, making it difficult to verify the army's claims, including the number and identity of those killed.

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