More Than 30 Militants Killed in Pakistan’s Northwest

Pakistan’s military says it has killed more than 30 militants in fighting and air strikes targeting militant hideouts in the country’s restive northwest.

The military says the air strikes killed 20 militants and destroyed three hideouts in the Tirah Valley of the Khyber tribal district.

In a separate incident, it says 11 militants were killed after they launched a cross-border attack on a security post in North Waziristan.  

A statement says the troops repulsed the early morning attack and captured one militant. Three Pakistani soldiers were killed.

Pakistan’s army says it has killed more than 900 militants since launching a major offensive in the northwest tribal region in June.

The area is off limits to journalists, making it impossible to independently confirm military figures. 

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