Ten militants killed as jets pound Tirah Valley
[Dawn] Ten gunnies were killed and six injured Thursday as gunship helicopters and jet fighters pounded bad boy hideouts in the remote Tirah Valley in Khyber Agencyís Bara Tehsil, security officials said.
The officials said that security forces had also destroyed the house of a bad boy commander while a mortar shell hitting a house injured eight civilians also in Bara.
Sources added that gunship helicopters struck myrmidons in Sairi village of Tirah, destroying four of their bases and killing ten bad boys. Six were also said to be injured.
The security forces claims, however, could not be verified form an independent source, the area being inaccessible to news hounds because of a lack of telecommunication links
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security forces also blew up the house of a bad boy commander known as Javed belonging to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Islam in the Nala Kajori area of Bara.
In another incident a mortar shell hit a house in Malakdin Khel area of Bara, injuring eight members of a family. It was unclear whether the shell was fired by gunnies or security forces.
Khyber is one of Pakistainís seven tribal districts near the Afghan border which are rife with homegrown forces of Evil and are alleged to be strongholds of Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives.
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