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Monday, 16 June 2014

Jet bombings kill over 80 terrorists in North Waziristan: ISPR and other site

Jet bombings kill over 80 terrorists in North Waziristan: ISPR and other site
PAF jets bombed targets in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan. PHOTO: PPI/FILE
ISLAMABAD: Over 80 people were killed as Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets bombed hideouts of suspected militants in Dattakhel area of North Waziristan early on Sunday,Express News reported.
“Today at about 0130 hours (2030 GMT), a number of terrorist hideouts in Dehgan, Datta Khel in North Waziristan were targeted by jet aircraft. The number of terrorists killed in early morning strikes has risen to 80, mostly Uzbeks,” a military statement said.
However local 
security
 officials put the death toll far higher, saying that about 150 militants died in the air strikes.
The air force also carried out shelling late Sunday morning in the Mirali area of North Waziristan.
An Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release confirmed that terrorists linked to planning the attack on Karachi airport were present in the hideouts that were bombed. The mastermind behind the attack - Abu Abdur Rehman Almani - was among the dead, Express News reported.
At least 37 people, including 10 terrorists, were killed in the all-night battle at JinnahInternational Airport that had started on June 8. The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
The ISPR stated that mostly Uzbek foreigners were killed in the strikes. An ammunition dump was also destroyed, according to the press release.
Terrorists of East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) were also allegedly killed in the bombings, Express News reported.
“Up to 150 people were killed during the strikes early Sunday. These strikes were carried out based on confirmed reports about the presence of Uzbek and other militants in the area,” an intelligence official said.
Another security official said that “the number of the killed people was even more than 150″.
The Pakistan military has not confirmed the higher figure.
Following the incident, the local political administration imposed a curfew in the area for an indefinite period.
Previous bombings
On Jun 10, aerial bombing in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency killed at least 25 militants.
On May 23, gunship helicopter and jet planes bombed hideouts of suspected militants in North Waziristan, killing four and injuring three others. 
Other site
BARA: At least 25 suspected militants were killed when Pakistani jet fighters pounded their hideouts in remote Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday.
According to an ISPR statement, the attack on the hideouts was carried out in the early hours of the morning, explaining that the jets targeted the remote mountainous regions. Nine of the hideouts were destroyed, it added.
The bombing came two days after gunmen seized the country’s busiest airport and killed 19 people in an all-night battle. Ten Taliban militants disguised as Airport 
Security
 Force (ASF) members and armed with rocket-propelled grenades stormed the Karachi airport on Sunday night. All 10 were killed after a five-hour operation, bringing the total death toll to 29.

The air force has periodically conducted brief raids to bomb Taliban positions in the tribal areas. On May 23, gunship helicopters and jet planes had bombed hideouts of suspected militants in North Waziristan, killing four and injuring three others. The strikes had targeted hideouts in Miranshah, Machis Camp and Mir Ali Bazaar areas of the tribal agency. Two days earlier, jet planes had bombed hideouts of suspected militants in North Waziristan, killing at least 60 people including insurgent commanders. An intelligence official in North Waziristan had said the strikes were carried out in Miramshah, the main town of North Waziristan, Mir Ali, Datta Khel and Ghulam Ali areas.
On April 24, jet fighters had bombed suspected militant hideouts in Bara tehsil and Jamrud areas of Khyber Agency, killing at least 35 suspected militants and injuring 14 others.

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