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pakastani-pro-taliban-militants1256674195Islamabad: At least 24 militants were killed on Sunday in airstrikes by the Pakistan armed forces conducted in the country’s Khyber Agency and North Waziristan tribal regions, media reports said.

Fourteen militants were killed in an air assault in Tirah Valley, a news portal reported citing sources.

Ten other militants were killed in airstrikes in North Waziristan’s Shawal Gurez area, it said.

According to sources, six militants were injured in the air assault.

Several militant hideouts were also destroyed, the report said. (IANS)

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Mother Convicted of Forcing Daughter to Marry

A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.

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A union flag is flown at half mast in Westminster after an attack on London Bridge and Borough Market left 7 people dead and dozens injured in London, Britain, June 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

A British court has convicted a mother of forcing her daughter to marry a relative almost twice her age in Pakistan, in a first successful prosecution of its type in England.

A jury at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday convicted the mother of four of duping her then 17-year-old daughter into travelling to Pakistan on the pretext of a family holiday in 2016 and forcing her to marry there, the BBC reported.

The mother was found guilty of two counts of forced marriage and was scheduled to be sentenced.

The court heard the girl had been entered into a “marriage contract” with the man years before in Pakistan and became pregnant at 13. The victim had an abortion on returning to the UK, with her doctor reporting his concerns to social services.

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Prosecutors said the girl’s mother told them that her daughter and the man were just “two teenagers who had sneakily had sex” after she was referre