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30 killed in NATO airstrikes

At least 30 people were killed as two NATO helicopters struck Pakistan's northwest tribal area bordering Afghanistan in the wee hours of Monday, media reports said.

world Updated: Sep 27, 2010 07:32 IST

At least 30 people were killed as two NATO helicopters struck Pakistan's northwest tribal area bordering Afghanistan in the wee hours of Monday, media reports said.

Afghanistan-based NATO helicopters fired at the militants hiding in the Pakistani side who earlier launched an attack at a NATO check post in the Khost area of Afghanistan, Xinhua reported quoting local media.

Most of the people killed in the incident were believed to be militants.

It was a rare incident in which NATO troops launched military actions against the militants within the territory of Pakistan.