Air strikes kill 30 militants allied with Pakistani Taliban: sources




 
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March 25th, 2015  
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By Saud Mehsud DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani jet fighters killed 30 militants allied to the Pakistani Taliban in a missile attack in the mountainous northwestern Khyber region on Wednesday, including the group's spokesman, intelligence officials said. The 30 killed in Wednesday's attack in the Sipah district were from the Lashkar-e-Islam, which announced an alliance with the Taliban earlier this month, the intelligence officials said. The casualties included group spokesman Salahuddin Ayubi, the officials said. Members of the group said they could neither confirm nor deny the intelligence officials' version of events and said they were checking.

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