Pakistan

Jet fighters kill 30 militants in Datta Khel

BANNU: The military fighter jets killed at least 30 militants in Tehsil Datta Khel of North Waziristan on Friday morning, ARY News reported.

Sources told that key militants’ commander Saifullah was also wounded in the attack. The foreign fighters were also among those targeted in the attack.

Inter Services Public Relations, military’s public affairs wing, has confirmed that the air strikes pounded hideout of militants and killed 30 of them.

The air strikes were launched in Bannu after intelligence of militants’ presence at a camp near Datta Khel. Several hideouts of terrorists were destroyed in the air strikes.

The military launched a large-scale offensive in the North Waziristan tribal district in June in response to a bloody raid by insurgents on Karachi Airport, an attack which ended faltering peace talks between the government and the Taliban.

Militants have taken sanctuary in Khyber after fleeing strongholds in North Waziristan, and troops began a military operation in Khyber in October.

The army says it has killed more than 1,100 militants and lost around 100 soldiers since the start of the June operation.

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