Foreigners among 76 suspected militants killed in fresh North Waziristan air strikes

Published: January 27, 2015
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Six militant hideouts destroyed in the strikes.
PHOTO: APP

Six militant hideouts destroyed in the strikes. PHOTO: APP

RAWALPINDI: Fresh aerial strikes targeting militant hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan on Tuesday left at least 76 suspected militants dead, including some foreigners. 

According to a statement released by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), air strikes targeted militant hideouts it Datta Khel area of North Waziristan. The first round of strikes killed 53 militants while a second round of strikes killed an additional 23 militants.

The strikes destroyed six militant hideouts and an ammunition dump.

Seven explosives laden vehicles were also destroyed in the strikes.

The strikes came as Army chief General Raheel Sharif visited Mohmand Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas on Tuesday.

“We will never abandon these areas without fully restoring them to functional normalcy,” General Raheel said.

Tuesday’s air strikes followed similar strikes on Sunday when at least 35 suspected terrorists were killed in fresh air strikes in North Waziristan Agency near the border with Afghanistan on Sunday as an eight-member Afghan delegation, led by the country’s border police chief, arrived in the federal capital on a five-day trip.

Fighter jets strafed hideouts of militants in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan, the military’s media wing, the ISPR, said in a statement.  Thirty-five terrorists were killed in the air blitz, it added. “Foreigners were among the dead.”

Referring to the recently launched operations by Afghan National Army in areas close to Mohmand and Bajaur, the army chief expressed hope such measures would help check cross border terrorism incidents and enhance border coordination.

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  • Farhan
    Jan 27, 2015 - 8:46PM

    Excellent job PAF. Please wipe them out from Pakistan completely.Recommend

  • Daniyal S. M
    Jan 27, 2015 - 10:14PM

    Very good news. Please keep on killing them till each and every one of them is dead. Then start with the hate preachers etc.

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  • Sanjay
    Jan 27, 2015 - 11:03PM

    Collateral damage from these actions will take years to heal and contain. Pl. be careful.

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  • Azi
    Jan 27, 2015 - 11:25PM

    @Sanjay:

    There is no collateral damage, most areas are evacuated and army acts on confirmed intelligence reports.

    I would ask you to please be careful in distinguishing between planets and drones and not targeting jupiter and venus, humans would someday like to see those planets still part of our solar system. Please consult NASA if you cant figure out planets in less than 6 months which was the length of Indian Army’s last investigation into the matter.

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  • Emjay
    Jan 28, 2015 - 12:50AM

    Where do they get such exact numbers from? Especially when they dont really have much ground intelligence in these regions. We shouldnt accept everything the army tells us blindly.

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  • Waseem
    Jan 28, 2015 - 1:12AM

    Thank you! Keep it up please.

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  • Pir Roshan
    Jan 28, 2015 - 2:17AM

    Let the journalist go there & report what you got in the air raids. Any leader among them. Social media will report it anyway.

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  • Azi
    Jan 28, 2015 - 3:58AM

    @Emjay:

    Army is not fond of releasing pictures of bodies blown up, in pieces, holes in heads, limbs lying around lifeless, and rivers of blood of the enemy. They did release some to satiate the lust for revenge among public right after Peshawar attack which I am sure you can find if you tried. Secondly, army is doing its job to eliminate terrorists and not to convince you of anything.

    @Pir Roshan:

    That sounds like a great idea, lets gear you up with cameras and send you in an active war zone. I am sure you running around will be spared by TTP as just a journalist or wont be a cause of hindrance for routine army operations. In case you havnt noticed yet, above was some sarcasm. Please think before you write.Recommend

  • Sheeda
    Jan 28, 2015 - 5:41AM

    Where are the dead bodies. How are they identifying if he was civilian or a terrorist. If the whole area is evacuated, how come only terrorista are sitting there to get killed in an air strike. Why is army not letting the media coverage there. Everything is fishyRecommend

  • Agni
    Jan 28, 2015 - 6:41AM

    I suppose the 76 terrorists were just sitting in a group waiting for the bombs to rain down on them.

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  • Jealous Trolls
    Jan 28, 2015 - 9:40AM

    Sheeda Agni Emjay Sanjay are Indian Trolls uttering non sense by seeing JF-17 Thunder performing a maneuver in the picture. Some thing their Teja or what ever that junk is called is not capable of.. This is their hallmark … can hide their identity, cant hide their jealousy…

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  • TerrorBuster
    Jan 28, 2015 - 11:43AM

    @ Azi: Dude,” You’re da man”. Like both your point of view as well as expression. Keep it up.

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  • TerrorBuster
    Jan 28, 2015 - 11:45AM

    @ Azi and @ Jealous Trolls: I agree with you about Pakistan Bashing Indian friends, but I guess @Sanjay’s comment was not so much of anti-Pakistan. I could have been a well meaning advice, so please give him benefit of doubt. And only respond to those who come on our sites to bash us !!!

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  • Gemini
    Jan 28, 2015 - 5:22PM

    @Emjay:
    In the same way from which USA Found bin laden in Abottabad and after that thrown him in Ocean.

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