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50 militants killed in Waziristan blitz

50 militants killed in Waziristan blitz

Jun 15, 2014 - 12:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): More than 50 suspected militants were killed on Sunday when Pakistaninfo-icon Air Force (PAF) jets pounded their hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistaninfo-icon border, the military said.

In a new air blitz, the air force shelled insurgent sanctuaries in Mir Ali, the main town of North Waziristan, the Inter Services Public Relations said. The terrorists linked to planning the attack on the Karachi airport were present in the hideouts.

On June 8, at least 37 people, including 10 terrorists, were killed in the battle at Jinnah International Airport. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) had claimed responsibility for the attack.

A statement from ISPR said that mostly Uzbek foreigners were killed in the airstrikes. An ammunition dump was also destroyed. The local political administration imposed a curfew in the area for an indefinite period.

Targets in Boya, Degan forests and Datta Khel areas came under bombing. Some media reports suggested the number of militants killed could be over 100, although the claim could not be independently verified.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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