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Pak jets pound militant hideouts, 30 Taliban killed

Pakistan helicopter gunships and jet fighters targeted militants positions in the volatile Orakzai tribal region today, killing 30 Taliban fighters and injuring 42 more, security officials said.

world Updated: May 30, 2010 19:58 IST

Pakistan helicopter gunships and jet fighters targeted militants positions in the volatile Orakzai tribal region on Sunday, killing 30 Taliban fighters and injuring 42 more, security officials said.

The air strikes targeted militant positions at Ghiljo, Ghouz Ghar, Nalai, Tor Kanrai, Narka, Kasha, Rabia Khel and Rakhel areas of Orakzai Agency.

Seven hideouts were destroyed in the bombardment, officials said.

The Pakistani military claims it has killed nearly 1,000 militants since an offensive was launched in Orakzai Agency earlier this year though the figure cannot officially be confirmed as journalists are barred from the conflict zone.