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Key ‘Taliban commander’ among 23 killed in Dattakhel airstrikes

MIRANSHAH: Military airstrikes in Dattakhel eliminated at least 23 militants on Friday, ARY News reported.

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The airstrikes were carried out in Datta Khel on information regarding presence of militants.

Sources told that those killed in the airstrikes include key Taliban commander.

A series of fresh strikes after the Peshawar attack, which wrought devastation at an army-run school, prompted the military to step up its campaign against terrorists.

In June the army began an offensive against militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal agency after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks between the government and the Taliban.

North Waziristan is a major base for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan as well as the Haqqani network which targets US and NATO forces across the border.

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