20 suspected militants killed in Khyber air blitz

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At least 20 suspected militants were killed as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets destroyed a number of militant hideouts and other related targets in Khyber Agency.

Security sources said that PAF jets targeted militant hideouts in Tirah, killing five suspected militants and injuring three others.

In a separate round of airstrikes, PAF jets struck targets in Khyber’s Rajgal area, killing 15 suspected militants.

Militant hideouts and ammunition depots were targeted in Rajgal, claimed security sources.

The identity of the dead ‘militants’ and their affiliation with any outlawed organisation is yet to be ascertained.

The details could not be independently verified as access of media personnel is restricted in the region.

Tirah Valley lies astride the Pak-Afghan border between the famous Tora Bora mountains and the plains of Bara which connects with the provincial capital, thus giving it a unique strategic position.