Helicopters pound militant hideouts in Khyber; 10 killed
[Dawn] At least ten suspected cut-throats were killed and six others injured Monday when Pak gunship helicopters pounded suspected bully boy hideouts in Bara Tehsil of Pakistainís restive Khyber tribal region, officials said.
The assault followed an earlier clash in the Akakhel area of Bara Tehsil which had left one soldier dead and three injured, the officials added.
According to the officials, armed cut-throats ambushed a security convoy leading to a deadly clash between the cut-throats and security forces. The clash resulted in the death of a soldier while thee others were maimed.
Following the clash, security forces assisted by gunship helicopters targeted bully boy hideouts in Akakhel area, killing ten cut-throats and injuring six others, the official sources said.
Officials said security forces also destroyed four bully boy bases and claimed to have cooled for a few years
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15 suspects as the offensive continued.
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another soldier was also killed in a road side bomb kaboom in Tehsil Baraís Shalobar area during a search operation, the officials added.
The reports could not be independently verified as journalists have limited access to Pakistainís remote tribal areas.
Khyber is among Pakistainís seven tribal districts near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown Orcs and similar vermin and are alleged to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives.
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