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Another senior military official in the northwestern frontier city of Peshawar confirmed that air strikes had taken place “somewhere between Orakzai and Khyber”.  - Reuters file photo
Another senior military official in the northwestern frontier city of Peshawar confirmed that air strikes had taken place “somewhere between Orakzai and Khyber”. - Reuters file photo

PESHAWAR: At least ten suspected militants were killed and 12 others injured as Pakistani jet fighters targeted nine militants hideouts in Khyber tribal region and Darra Adam Khel.

Official sources say that the jet fighters struck the militants hideous in Akakhel area of Bara Tehsil in Khyber tribal region destroying at least three of their secret bases while five alleged militants were killed and six others injured.

Separately in other strikes carried out by the military jets in Kharmatong, Mansoor Sangar, Zawao Adda and Khawngai area of Dara Adam Khel region, six militants hideouts were destroyed.

The death toll could not be independently verified as access of media is restricted in the region.

Pakistani military officials believe mountains linking the Orakzai, Khyber and Kurram tribal areas are one of the main strongholds for the Taliban-linked militants in Pakistan.

Another senior military official in the northwestern frontier city of Peshawar confirmed that air strikes had taken place “somewhere between Orakzai and Khyber”.

Many Taliban and their al Qaeda allies fled Afghanistan to Pakistan's tribal areas after the US invasion in 2001.

They retreated even deeper into the mountains following a Pakistan army offensive in 2009, launching attacks from places where ground forces cannot reach them.

In another unrelated incident a FC vehicle met with an accident in Charsadda area of Khyber Pahktunkhwa killing one FC person and injuring 24 others.

The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital.

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pathanoo Jul 14, 2013 06:59pm

GREAT JOB! PAKISTAN AIR FORCE. I fail to understand the difference between the Pak Air Force killing these terrorists or the Drones. Isn't this what the Pakistani people want? Getting rid of these terrorists? The terrorists don't differentiate between innocent men, women and children and the Pak Army. So, why are the defenders of these terrorists parsing their killings. Who cares who kills them as long as some one or some thing kills these murdering dogs.

Indian Jul 14, 2013 07:10pm

Well done Pak Air Force....wishes from India

Solitar Jul 14, 2013 07:50pm

PAF can contribute a lot to eradicate such evils!

Ahmad Mustansar Jul 14, 2013 08:02pm

Pakistan Zindabad!

Neptune Jul 14, 2013 08:24pm

Good news. We should be on the offensive against the Taliban and using all tools at our disposal to take them out. It is our war and it is high time we act with conviction.

waqar Jul 14, 2013 09:55pm

wow PAF has started, looks like army is now really after them.

rashid Jul 14, 2013 10:16pm

No mercy to powers of evil

saad Jul 14, 2013 10:57pm

"SUSPECTED". This sums it all

akshay Jul 14, 2013 11:00pm


Mustafa Jul 14, 2013 11:35pm

Alhamdu Lillah ( All praise for Allah). May Allah reward Pervez Kayani and all his brave Pakistani soldiers who are fighting and eliminating the evils. Insha Allah.

Khan Jul 14, 2013 11:40pm

We need to find about these pilots who are killing our people every day. And punish them.

khan Jul 14, 2013 11:48pm

if pakistani jet killed innocent civilians then there is no harm in come they count them from jets and describe them miitants.....drones are far more accurate...pakistan jet shld also be stoped frm bombarment not only drones....according to locals drones do hit high value targets who cannot be hunt down by pakistani army despite years into operations...

Ashraf Chaudhary Jul 14, 2013 11:49pm

Great job, terrorists, whichever group they belong to, must be rooted out.

janan Jul 15, 2013 12:13am

Show some mercy during the month of Ramadan.

Hasan Jul 15, 2013 12:20am

@rashid: Well said. All the security and intelligence agencies Heads should be called to PM House and given a simple task{ Seek and destroy all militant leaders} just like India did with Khalistan leaders in Indra Ghandi era.

Zoya Jul 15, 2013 12:36am

Can we plz start killing them in larger numbers?

Pakistan Jul 15, 2013 01:00am

@rashid: F-16s bought by Pakistani tax payers money to kill Pakistanis....

rayyan Jul 15, 2013 01:17am

@rashid: but they will come back for revenge, so get ready.

malick Jul 15, 2013 03:46am

If militant run out and hide out in Afghanistan Pakistan Air Force must follow and kill them. If America can do this why not Pakistan.

a Jul 15, 2013 03:48am

@rashid: The article said "suspected" militants. They may have been innocent women and children too. This is why I HATE drone attacks and fighter jet bombardments.

G.A. Jul 15, 2013 05:08am

Jet fighters or fighter jets?

Mujahid Jul 15, 2013 05:39am

Eradication of extremism menace is possible with well thought out policy of offense and politicking. The policy should be transparent and on the board. For example measures like aggressive road building and infrastructure should be the main stay of the policy in the war ravaged areas. Not only such projects create mass employment but deter the new recruits in extremism. In the end economy is going to decide whether a young man decides gun over job. The policy should mention specific measures and time frame to eradicate 80% of the extremist issues within a 5 years time frame. Technical and vocational institutes for short 3 month can do miracles. Warrior locals are the hardest working people in the world!!

Ghalib Khan Jul 15, 2013 09:34am

Keep it up, best of luck

Umar Jul 15, 2013 09:43am

LOL when does this happen? I didn't heard this on any news channel or on any other web site. Currently I think the article is just a Fake news

Mustafa Jul 16, 2013 03:47am

@ Mujahid: there are many self-proclaimed Mujahids who have learnt to recite a few Surahs from the Holy Quran and learnt to perform Salaat but besides that have absolutely no idea about teachings of Islam. They may have learnt a few things in Madarsas from Moulvis or Mullahs who themselves are half learned in Islam. There is a saying in Farsi