The gunship helicopters targeted different militant hideouts in the Tirah Valley. — Photo by AFP

PESHAWAR:  Pakistan security forces targeted militant hideouts in the Tirah valley of Khyber Agency with gunship helicopters on Friday, killing eight militants and injuring 11, DawnNews reported.

According to government sources three militant hideouts were wiped out during the shelling.

Sources said that the action was taken after conflict between two religious groups had escalated in the region, which had resulted in the death of at least 30 people.

The gunship helicopters targeted different militant hideouts in the Tirah Valley.

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