A student card of Syed Abdullah Shah, who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School lies in flowers near the school during a protest in Peshawar December 19, 2014. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed more than 140 people, mostly children, in a school massacre.The military said its ground forces late Thursday killed 10 militants while airstrikes killed another 17, including an Uzbek commander.Friday morning, troops killed 18 more militants during a "cordon and search operation" in Khyber, the military said.The military said the army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, was traveling to Khyber Friday to meet with troops taking part in the ground operation.It was unclear when the military planned to hang the six men, but authorities generally move quickly once death warrants are signed.
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