Pakistan says 34 militants killed in 'precise' strikes in northwest

March 18, 2015 9:57 AM

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PESHAWAR (Reuters) - Pakistani air strikes on Wednesday killed 34 militants in the lawless northwest of the country, near the mountainous border with Afghanistan, security officials said, but tribal residents put the toll at 20.

Fighter jets pounded positions in the Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region, west of the city of Peshawar, in "precise" strikes", the military said in a statement.

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