Pakistan airstrikes: 12 terrorists killed in Khyber Agency

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Islamabad, May 2: At least 12 terrorists were killed and eight others were injured in Pakistan's Khyber Agency, media reported.

Militant hideouts in Tirah Valley's Kokikhel area were targeted by the military jets and helicopters, Dawn online reported.

Pakistan: 12 terrorists killed

Khyber, located near the Afghan border is one of Pakistan's seven semi-autonomous regions governed by tribal laws. The Tirah Valley in the region is home to militants from the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and an allied group called Lashkar-i-Islam.

The airstrikes come amid the ongoing Khyber-2 operation launched by the army in the tribal region and are part of the military's stepped-up efforts since a militant attack at Peshawar's Army Public School in December last year that left 150 people mostly school children dead.

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Militants attack army school in response to operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan. The operation was launched by the military after Taliban militants attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in June, 2014.

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