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Airstrikes kill up to 100 militants in northwest Pakistan – officials

Published time: June 15, 2014 01:44
Edited time: June 15, 2014 03:16
A Pakistani Air Force F16 fighter jet (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

A Pakistani Air Force F16 fighter jet (AFP Photo / Jewel Samad)

Up to 100 Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants were killed in airstrikes in the northwestern tribal regions of Pakistan, AP quoted state officials as saying.

Two intelligence officials told AP that eight militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area were the targets of the airstrikes.

An attack against militants was launched early Sunday morning, with Pakistani fighter jets hitting Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked hideouts, AFP reported. "The strikes were carried out based on confirmed reports about the presence of Uzbek and other militants in the area," the news agency quoted an official as saying.

Pakistani news network SAMAA TV reported that over 150 militants were killed during airstrikes.

The majority of the terrorists killed were foreigners, security sources told SAMMA TV.

The airstrikes were in response to the attack on Karachi Airport a week ago that killed 38 people and put an end to a tentative peace process between the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and the government.

Uzbek fighters and the Pakistani Taliban both claimed responsibility for the attack on the airport. The two groups united to carry out the siege. The Karachi airport is considered to be one of the busiest in the country. The siege last Sunday lasted for five hours.

The man behind the Karachi attack, Abu Abdul Rehman al-Maani, was one of those killed, officials told AP.

This was Pakistan's second assault on militants this week. On Tuesday, government airstrikes targeted the Tirah Valley in the northwest of the country. Twenty-five suspected militants were said to be killed during the assault as nine hideouts were hit, AP reported.

Twenty-five suspected militants were said to be killed during the assault as nine hideouts were hit.

Comments (14)

 

Berke Beenhouwer 15.06.2014 15:10

Donavan Scott 15.06.2014 14:46

Anyone that reads or adhere to the Koran and it's teaching Islam or Muslims are enemies of the true God jeshua.so all of yours comments mean nothing because your book speaks violence.

  


Th ere's no god. So there are no enemies of one another, only idiots.

 

Donavan Scott 15.06.2014 14:46

Anyone that reads or adhere to the Koran and it's teaching Islam or Muslims are enemies of the true God jeshua.so all of yours comments mean nothing because your book speaks violence.

 

Monib Ali Saif 15.06.2014 12:28

[quote name='Sudipto Bhakta' time='15.06.2014 10:57']
India does not make RPGs. In any case, what's that to you. Your country is extremely immature and believe war against India will make you feel manly. So whether Hafeez Saeed has a constipation or Omar Abdullah sneezes, you will love to find RAW behind them. GOOD LUCK.

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selling wepons is not a crime indeed india has done that in the past many times e.g Sri Lanka etc and now taliban......think how many innocent died because of it..........u may not have pulled the trigger but u gave it to them..........your hands are not cleaned there is blood on them too.

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