Bajaur: 5 killed as gunships strike militant hideout
KHAR: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, five militants were killed and seven others injured when helicopter gunships their hideouts in Bajaur tribal region on Saturday. Local residents said that helicopter gunships suddenly appeared and started targeting militant positions in Mandal area of tehsil Salarzai, some 12 kilometres from agency headquarters Khar.
The shelling on different villages including Markhanai, Tup, and Samsai continued for over an hour. The helicopters shelled militant targets in Bajaur region for first time after three months. Locals said the copters shelled specific hideouts, houses and bunkers. However, the sudden shelling sparked fear and panic among the local population, forcing them to flee to safer places. The residents claimed several bodies were seen lying in the fields. However, political administration said that five militants were killed and seven others sustained injuries in the shelling. The officials said that several bunkers, hideouts and arms dumps were destroyed.
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