Bombing in North Waziristan: 4 suspected militants killed

Published: May 23, 2014
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The strikes targeted hideouts in Miranshah, Machis Camp and Mir Ali Bazaar areas of the tribal agency. PHOTO: ISPR

The strikes targeted hideouts in Miranshah, Machis Camp and Mir Ali Bazaar areas of the tribal agency. PHOTO: ISPR

NORTH WAZIRISTAN: Gunship helicopter and jet planes bombed hideouts of suspected militants in North Waziristan on Friday, killing four and injuring three others,  Express News reported.

The strikes targeted hideouts in Miranshah, Machis Camp and Mir Ali Bazaar areas of the tribal agency.

“Security forces fired mortar shells from Miranshah fort on the adjacent areas of Machis camp, Kharwani and Sukhail Wazir Friday morning, followed by pounding suspected militant hideouts with gunship helicopters,” an intelligence official based in Miranshah told AFP.

The official said four suspected militants were killed and later security forces carried out a door to door search, arresting five others.

In the latest offensive, which started on May 21, at least 74 suspected militants have been killed in the air strikes and ground fighting in North Waziristan.

A curfew has been imposed in these areas for the past three days.

On Wednesday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) issued a statement saying, over the past few weeks, a “large number of civilians and security personnel have embraced shahadat due to various terrorist acts, including IED blasts and suicide attacks in Fata, K-P and Karachi.” The ISPR stated that intelligence reports and other investigations confirmed links of these terrorist acts with the terrorists targeted.

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  • Anoymous
    May 23, 2014 - 10:35AM

    Alhamdulillah!
    Good going Pak Army! Keep at it, the 180 million of Pakistan are all with you!

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  • wiseguy
    May 23, 2014 - 12:21PM

    Let us all wage war against the mir jafars n mir sadiqs in our parliaments and then worry about foreigners.
    The damage these traitors are causing is far more serious than the damage caused by the obvious enemy.
    Terorists kill hundreds every year BUT these traitors amongst us kill hundreds every day, by failing to provide the basic means for existence!
    Once we rid ourselves of traitors within, dare they shall not to look towards our borders let alone crossin them!Recommend

  • May 23, 2014 - 1:13PM

    Nahi bhai 200 million :P

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  • Saleem
    May 23, 2014 - 1:54PM

    Why these bombings produce such meager results? Is it becuase they don’t have quality targets to hit?

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  • A
    May 23, 2014 - 7:41PM

    Great Job Pak army. Please keep sending taliban to their hoors. Clean up and kill them all.

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  • yawar
    May 23, 2014 - 7:42PM

    It was long awaited. Thanks Pak Army for your sacrifices and efforts to eradicate these elements from our land. Don’t spare them at all.

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  • Naadir
    May 23, 2014 - 7:45PM

    This should have been done a long ago. Whoever say this is not solution and they are our own people, I ask them were those who have been killed by these elements were not our people? Were they not loved once of somebody. Enough is enough. Either we eradicate TTP or lose Pakistan in the hands of terrorists.

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  • May 23, 2014 - 8:19PM

    @wiseguy:
    You are intelligent unlike most of the media controlled sheep.
    If we had been wiser, we would never have been part of this war. It isn’t ours, after all, we survived 60 years without a single bullet being fired either side apart of small rebel skirmishes.

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  • May 23, 2014 - 8:34PM

    We fully support the government of Pakistan on their efforts to negate the threat of terrorism, and wish to see peace prevail throughout the region.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

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  • Pakhtuns
    May 23, 2014 - 10:08PM

    Leave Pakhtuns alone.

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  • May 23, 2014 - 10:08PM

    We fully support the government of Pakistani in their efforts to negate the threat of terrorism, and wish to see peace prevail throughout the region.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

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  • Abid P. Khan
    May 24, 2014 - 3:48AM

    @Pakhtuns:
    “Leave Pakhtuns alone..”

    .
    Would you dare to say the same to others too?

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