Accessibility links

Breaking News

Pakistani Air Strikes Kill 18 Militants

Pakistan's military says it has killed 18 militants in the latest air strikes in the volatile Khyber tribal district near the Afghan border.

The military said in a statement on October 26 the strikes targeted suspected hideouts of the Taliban and another banned militant group, Lashkar-e Islam.

A huge cache of arms and ammunitions was also destroyed during the strikes that took place late on October 25, the statement said.

Pakistani media reported that a key Lashkar-e Islam commander was among those killed in the air strikes.

Khyber is located in Pakistan's semiautonomous tribal belt.

Militant groups linked to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda have a strong presence in the area and stage attacks both in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Based on reports by AFP,, and

RFE/RL has been declared an "undesirable organization" by the Russian government.

If you are in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine and hold a Russian passport or are a stateless person residing permanently in Russia or the Russia-controlled parts of Ukraine, please note that you could face fines or imprisonment for sharing, liking, commenting on, or saving our content, or for contacting us.

To find out more, click here.