Pakistan: Helicopter shelling kills nine suspected militants in Hangu

22nd Feb 2014

 

Security officials confirmed the strikes.

The officials said the military launched the attack after confirming reports about the presence of militants in Tal.

They spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to talk to the media.

According to sources, gunship helicopters shelled suspected militants’ positions in Tora Wari and Dar Samand areas of Tal, following which nine militants were killed whereas several hideouts were destroyed.

Sources added that gunships continued to hover after the shelling whereas panic spread in the area.

Hangu borders the northwestern tribal region of Orakzai, one of Pakistan’s seven lawless districts on the Afghan border considered to be the hub of Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants.

Earlier this week, at least 35 militants were killed as fighter jets targeted suspected insurgent hideouts in three different tehsils of the North Waziristan tribal region.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had authorised the strikes, according to a source in his office.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1088731/helicopter-shelling-kills-nine-suspected-militants-in-hangu

 

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