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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.

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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