Pakistan attack kills 30 militants

An explosive device is removed from the body of a bomber. (REUTERS)

At least 30 militants were killed in an air strike by the Pakistani military as two suicide bombers attacked police stations in northwest Pakistan yesterday.

The air strike took place in South Waziristan district where the military in October launched an air and ground offensive to flush out Taliban militants. The "hideout in Shawal mountains was targeted after a tip off received that terrorists were hiding there", said the military in a statement.

The death toll could not be verified independently as the area is under military operations.

Pakistan is engaged in fight against fighters across much of the northwest, including tribal areas.

 

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