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PESHAWAR: Pakistan's military jets bombarded suspected militant hideouts in Khyber and Upper Orakzai tribal region's Tirah valley area.

Assistant political agent Mohammad Rafiq Mohmand told Dawn.com that military jets targeted one suspected militant hideout in Upper Orakzai tribal region's Mamozai area. At lest 11 suspected militants were killed in the airstrike.

Moreover the fighter jets bombarded three suspected militant hideouts in Khyber tribal region's Tirah valley area, killing six suspected militants.

The targeted hideouts were completely destroyed in the military onslaught. Tirah valley is a stronghold of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan leader Hakimullah Mehsud.

The military has stepped up airstrikes in the tribal regions since the beginning of 2013, with at least 45 suspected militants reported as killed and at least a dozen hideouts destroyed.

The death-toll and identities of victims cannot be independently verified the access of media persons and journalists is barred in the area.

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