Security officials examine the site of a bomb blast in Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province February 23, 2014. REUTERS/Syed Shah
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Pakistani fighter jets attacked suspected militant hideouts in tribal areas on the Afghan border on Sunday, killing at least 38 insurgents, officials said, in the third air strike in recent days.The raids came after peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents broke down last week and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif authorised the army on Feb. 20 to attack militants in the volatile region on the Afghan border. On Saturday, at least nine people were killed in helicopter gunship raids in Hangu district. On Feb. 20, 15 died when fighter jets bombed the Mir Ali area of the tribal belt straddling the Afghan border.
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