Pakistan Army soldiers guard a street in front of a residential building during Cantonment board elections in Karachi, Pakistan April 25, 2015. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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Fifteen Islamist militants have been killed and seven of their hideouts destroyed in fresh air attacks in Pakistan's lawless tribal region bordering Afghanistan, the military said.Pakistan has intensified air strikes and ground attacks, as well as raids on militant hideouts, since December 2014, when a Taliban attack on a school killed more than 150 people -- mostly schoolchildren.According to data collected by the widely-cited South Asia Terrorism Portal, Pakistan is this year on track for the fewest casualties among civilians an security forces due to militancy since 2007, the year the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistani Taliban) was formed.
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