PESHAWAR–Approximately seven militants were killed and five injured in an air strike on Saturday in Khyber tribal region’s Tirrah Valley.
According to security forces, military jets targeted hideouts of banned outfits in Tirrah valley and militants were killed in aerial attacks.
Local sources said that for the last couple of days, hideouts of banned organisations have been continuously targeted in air strikes.
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Khyber is one of Pakistan’s seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws and lies near the Afghan border.
Tirah valley is home to militants from the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and an allied group called Lashkar-i-Islam.
The airstrikes come amid the ongoing Khyber- One operation launched by the military in Khyber tribal region and are part of the military’s stepped-up efforts since a militant attack in December killed 150 people, mostly children, at an army-run school in northwestern Peshawar city.
Militants have fled to various other tribal regions, including the Tirah Valley that borders Afghanistan, where they operate on both sides of the border.