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North Waziristan

Pakistani jets kill 17 in anti-militant offensive

Pakistani jets killed 17 militants in the latest raid on rebel hideouts in the country's restive northwest, officials said yesterday. The planes bombarded hideouts in the Dargamandi and Chashma Gaon areas of North Waziristan late Friday, as aid agencies geared up relief efforts for refugees fleeing the military operation. Nearly half a million people have fled the offensive in North Waziristan which is aimed at wiping out longstanding militant strongholds in the area, which borders Afghanistan. Tens of thousands of families have...

Pak offensive displaces 350,000

Pak offensive displaces 350,000

Some 350,000 people have been displaced since the start of an army offensive against militants in Pakistan's North Waziristan a week ago, officials say. Long lines of buses and lorries are reported waiting in intense heat for security clearance to enter the nearest town of Bannu. There are fears the refugees could spread polio, as...

US drone hits resume in Pakistan

US drone hits resume in Pakistan

The US has resumed its drones programme in Pakistan, with two strikes on militant strongholds in the North Waziristan tribal region overnight. Officials say at least three militants were killed with reports of 16 dead. It comes days after militants attacked Karachi international airport, killing 39 people, including 10 attackers. Washington agreed to suspend its drones...

Pakistan air strikes 'kill 32 militants'

Pakistan air strikes 'kill 32 militants'

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...

Pakistani jet strike kills 15 militants

Pakistani jet strike kills 15 militants

Pakistani aircraft have conducted air strikes on suspected Taliban positions in North Waziristan, following a wave of attacks against security forces. A military official said 15 militants were believed to have been killed in the raids on the tribal area, which borders Afghanistan. On Sunday, 20 Pakistani soldiers were killed in an ambush on an army convoy.

Taliban attack on Pak military convoy kills 20

A bomb claimed by the Pakistani Taliban killed 20 soldiers and wounded 30 when it ripped through a military convoy in the restive northwest yesterday, officials said. The attack, one of the deadliest to hit Pakistani security forces in recent years, happened in the city of Bannu near the North Waziristan tribal region which is a stronghold of militants linked to the Taliban and al-Qaeda. "A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device caused the blast," a senior military official told AFP, adding the...

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