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Pakistan air strikes 'kill 32 militants'

Pakistan air strikes 'kill 32 militants'

BBC Online

Pakistan air strikes kill at least 32 militants in North Waziristan including "important commanders", officials say

What were described as precision air strikes hit targets near to the border with Afghanistan.

Tens of thousands of Pakistanis have died in bomb attacks since the Pakistani Taliban began its campaign against the central government in 2007.

The government has launched a number of offensives against the militants, but has now begun talks with the group.

"Before the launch of the air strikes, we had confirmed intelligence information about hideouts of the militants and their top commanders," said a senior military official in Miranshah quoted by the Reuters news agency.

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