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Pakistani Army Operation Kills 15 Militants In Volatile Tribal Area


The Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups, such as Lashkar-e Islam and the Ansar-ul-Islam, have a strong presence in the Khyber district.

The Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups, such as Lashkar-e Islam and the Ansar-ul-Islam, have a strong presence in the Khyber district.

Pakistani officials say 15 militants were killed during a military operation in a volatile tribal area in the country's northwest.

Security officials said the operation, called Khyber II, began on July 19 and continued until early on July 20 in the Kharmatung area, in the Khyber district.

They say two militant hideouts were destroyed during the operation, which also killed four Pakistani Army soldiers.

Khyber is one of seven tribal districts along the Afghan border.

The Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups, such as Lashkar-e Islam and the Ansar-ul-Islam, have a strong presence in the area.

Based on reporting by Dawn.com, AFP, and AP
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