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The Pakistan military said the strikes hit several areas in remote Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region

The Pakistan military said the strikes hit several areas in remote Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region

The Pakistan military said the strikes hit several areas in remote Tirah Valley in the Khyber tribal region

Soldiers have killed 80 militants and wounded about 100 in an operation near the Afghan border, according to a Pakistani military official.

The official said the two-day operation in the Tirah Valley in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region also saw seven soldiers killed.

Military jets have bombed the area, known to be a home to the Pakistani Taliban and its allies.

Pakistan has stepped up its operations targeting militants after the Taliban attacked a school in the north-western city of Peshawar, killing 150 people - mostly children - in December.

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