Gunship helicopters destroy several militant hideouts in Tirah Valley



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14/10/28  KHYBER AGENCY During ongoing offensive in the Khyber tribal region, gunship helicopters destroyed several militant hideouts in Tirah Valley. Renewed air strikes come against the backdrop of a broader military offensive in the lawless North Waziristan region on the Afghan border, where the Pakistani army has been battling to contain the insurgency since June. The operation concentrated around the remote Tirah valley in Khyber Agency, where TTP militants and their al Qaeda backers from across the mountainous area have been holed up since the start of the operation.

So far, more than 60 terrorists have been killed and up to 30 injured.

Moreover, around eight thousand families have moved to safer locations.