Islamabad: Pakistani fighter jets pounded the Taliban hideouts in restive northwestern tribal region, killing at least 21 militants, officials said today.
The attacks carried out yesterday targeted several hideouts of the Taliban linked militants groups in remote Tirah valley area of Khyber tribal district. Security officials said that eight militants belonging to the Tariq Afridi group and another three of Lashkar-i-Islam
were killed in the attacks.
Several hideouts were also destroyed in the strikes. Pakistan launched operation against the militants in Khyber last month and has so far killed over 150 militants. Most of those killed belong to Lashkar-e-Islam which is controlled by Mangal Bagh, who is an ally of the Taliban.