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Pakistani Air Strike 'Kills 15 Militants'

Pakistani officials say an air strike has killed 15 militants in an attack on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Government official Nauman Khan said fighter jets bombed five suspected militant hideouts.

Security officials also said that overnight, Pakistani troops attacked suspected insurgent positions in the same northwestern province of Orakzai and killed 25 suspected militants, bringing the total number of militants reported killed in the last 24 hours to 40.

compiled from Reuters reports