Pakistan says 21 militants killed in raids

Jan. 4, 2013 at 11:49 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Some 21 people affiliated with an outlawed extremist group were killed Friday in raids by Pakistani security forces in the remote Tirah Valley, officials said.

Fourteen other militants were injured in the attacks on insurgent hideouts in the Khyber tribal region of Jamrud tehsil, Dawn News reported.

The militants were associated with Lashkar-i-Islam, said sources with the Frontier Corps.

Five hideouts were destroyed, the sources said.

The report could not independently verified as the region is not open to journalists.

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