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Pakistani jets, ground forces kill 27 militants days after massacre at school in NW, army says

  • A Pakistani army officer, stands by a wall riddled with bullet marks, inside the Army Public School attacked last Tuesday by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    A Pakistani army officer, stands by a wall riddled with bullet marks, inside the Army Public School attacked last Tuesday by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani student, Mohammad Baqair, who survived last Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school and was slightly injured, poses for a picture holding a photograph of his mother a victim of the attack, who was a teacher at the school, at his home, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

    Pakistani student, Mohammad Baqair, who survived last Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school and was slightly injured, poses for a picture holding a photograph of his mother a victim of the attack, who was a teacher at the school, at his home, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pakistani schoolgirls chant slogans during a protest to condemn Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

    Pakistani schoolgirls chant slogans during a protest to condemn Tuesday's Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children — in a school massacre. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Pakistan's military says its jets and ground forces have killed 27 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.

In separate statements late Thursday, the military said the air strikes and ground operation were carried out in the Khyber tribal region.

The strikes and ground operation come just days after Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 148 people, mostly children.

The massacre shocked the whole world.

Since then, the Pakistan army has carried out several air strikes in Khyber, a hiding place for the Pakistani Taliban who have claimed responsibility for Tuesday's killings.

The military said its ground forces killed 10 while jets killed another 17 militants, including an Uzbek commander.