Three top Taliban commanders among 70 militants killed in FATA airstrikes

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Islamabad, May 24 (ANI): Three top Taliban commanders were amongst over 70 extremists killed in airstrikes conducted by Pakistani security forces across the Orakzai Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).

Sources said helicopters gunships and fighter jets pounded Taliban hideouts in Dabori, Khadizai and Mamozai areas of Upper Orakzai killing scores of militants.

A terror training centre of the Taliban was also destroyed in the air raid, The Daily Times reports.

However, the Taliban did not confirm the death of its commanders.

The death toll is hard to verify independently as the media is barred from visiting the war-zone.

The Pakistan military has intensified its operation in FATA killing scores of militants in the last fortnight.

Several army personnel have also been killed in the offensive, which is targeted at flushing out the militants from the region. (ANI)

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