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25 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes


Islamabad, Aug 20: At least 25 suspected militants were killed in airstrikes carried out by security forces in Pakistan, media reported on Thursday.

The airstrikes were carried out in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, nation.com reported.

25 militants killed in Pakistan

Military has intensified its operation against militants in the forested ravines of the Shawal valley, which straddles the Pakistani region of North and South Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan, and is dotted with militant bases.

Residents have reported continuous bombing since Sunday, when a provincial minister was among the 19 people killed by a suicide bomber in Punjab province, the stronghold of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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The mountainous North Waziristan region used to be the Pakistani Taliban‘s last key stronghold. The Pakistani Taliban mainly fight the Pakistani state.

The Pakistani military have cleared most of North Waziristan from the terrorists in an offensive launched in June 2014.

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