Pakistan airstrikes kill 17 militants in Khyber Agency

Updated: Nov 28, 2015, 09:34 IST | ANI

In an airstrike carried out by the Pakistan Air Force near the Afghan border, 17 militants have been killed

Peshawar: In an airstrike carried out by the Pakistan Air Force near the Afghan border, 17 militants have been killed.

According to the Express Tribune, four militant hideouts and an ammunition dump were also destroyed in the strikes that took place in the Rajgal area of the Khyber Agency as per the statement released by the military.

'Seventeen terrorists including some foreigners were killed in the aerial strikes in the remote area of Rajgal,' a brief military statement said.

The strikes, which have begun since 2014, were part of a key attack aimed at taking out the Taliban and Al Qaeda strongholds, one of seven Pakistani tribal districts bordering Afghanistan.

Following the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar last December leaving 150 dead, the army has intensified its offensive.

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