Military jets pound insurgent hideouts, kill 8 in northwest PakistanBy Riaz Khan, AP
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Pakistan: Military jets kill 8 militants
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A Pakistani official says government airstrikes have killed eight suspected insurgents in the Khyber tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
Local official Ameerzada Khan says fighter jets and helicopter gunships pounded suspected insurgent hideouts in Nare Baba and Sheen Drand villages in Teerah Valley on Tuesday and killed eight militants.
Two intelligence officials also confirmed the airstrikes but said 30 insurgents were killed. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Taliban insurgents who fled South Waziristan and the Orakzai tribal regions after army offensives are believed to have established new bases in the Khyber region.