22 killed as jets hit militant hideout in N. Waziristan

Eight militants killed in clash with forces in South Waziristan area

By (Agencies)

Published: Fri 24 Apr 2015, 12:01 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:40 PM

Peshawar - At least 22 militants were killed in precise air strikes late on Tuesday night in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, according to Inter Services Public Relations.

The latest strikes came weeks after the military said it had cleared most of the region of militants, who use the mountainous border area to launch attacks in both countries.

Separately, seven security personnel were injured as outlawed Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan militants attacked a security check posts in Push Ziarat mountains in Ladha area of South Waziristan.

A security official said the injured personnel were shifted to Razmak for treatment. The official added that the militants used light and heavy weapons in the attack and fired about 45 rockets.

Further, eight militants were killed in retaliatory firing, including the commander of attackers’ Malang Khan.

TTP’s South Waziristan spokesperson Azam Tariq claimed responsibility for the attack. He said they captured two bunkers and inflicted losses on the security forces adding the fighting is going on for the last few days and they will continue to attack.

Meanwhile, air strikes were also reported in Shawal area targeting militant hideouts.

The military says it has killed more than 1,200 militants since launching the June 15, 2014 operation in North Waziristan.

The North Waziristan tribal region is one of seven tribal regions near the Afghan border where local and foreign militants had found safe haven for years. 

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