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30 killed in NATO airstrikes

world Updated: Sep 27, 2010 07:32 IST
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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.