Lashkar-E-Islam Leader Salahuddin Ayubi among 30 Militants Killed in Pakistani Airstrikes along Afghan Border

The notorious leader of Lashker-e-Islam was among the 30 militants who were killed by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) war strikes in the volatile Khyber agency on Wednesday.

The dawn attacks in the Khyber tribal region’s Tirah Valley destroyed several militant hide-outs, including two arms and ammunition depots, Pakistani army said.

Salahuddin Ayubi was a notorious commander and spokesman of the militant outfit Lashker-e-Islam.

The army said its operation killed 80 militants over the weekend. Seven Pakistani soldiers also died.

The local sources, said the Lashker-e-Islam spokesman Salahuddin Ayubi is also among the terrorists killed in Khyber Agency on Wednesday.

The death of Ayubi has been confirmed by the sources of the Lashker-e-Islam. Operation Khyber, the second leg of Military Operation titled Zerb-e-Azb, was initiated on October 19 2014 against the insurgents challenging the official writ in Khyber agency specially Tiraah valley for the last many years.

Pakistan has stepped up anti-militant efforts after the Taliban attacked a school in December in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 150 people — mostly children.

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