Airstrikes kill 25 suspected militants in North Wazirtistan

Published: August 19, 2015
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A file photo of PAF F16. PHOTO: PPI

A file photo of PAF F16. PHOTO: PPI

BANNU: Military airstrikes killed at least 25 suspected militants in North Waziristan on Wednesday, two intelligence officials said, taking to 133 the army’s toll of insurgents in the region this week.

According to the ISPR, the air strikes were carried out in Shawal area of North Waziristan.

Since May, the military has stepped up operations in Shawal valley, which straddles the region of North and South Waziristan along the border with Afghanistan, and is dotted with militant bases.

Read: Fresh air strikes kill 18 militants North Waziristan

Earlier on Tuesday, at least 18 suspected militants were killed as Pakistan Air Force jets bombed hideouts of terrorists.

Tuesday’s strikes followed on from strikes in the same region on Monday, when air strikes left as many as 55 militants dead in North Waziristan.

Residents have reported continuous bombing since Sunday, when Punjab Home Minister Lt Col (retd) Shuja Khanzada was among 19 people killed by a suicide bomber in Attock.

“Jet air bombing destroyed five militant hideouts and killed 25 militants,” said one of the two officials who confirmed the death toll.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • pk
    Aug 19, 2015 - 8:03PM

    With no domestic or international reporter to check, air strike kill only militants with high accuracy. It is only country in the world who is aerial bombing it’s own territory killing it’s own people.Recommend

  • Usman
    Aug 19, 2015 - 8:23PM

    This is fantastic news. Our armed forces are our only hope.Recommend

  • Jalal
    Aug 20, 2015 - 12:34AM

    Genocide of Pakhtoons. Clear and simple. This is no coincidence that all provinces apart from Punjab have active operation going on, without any legal and constitutional oversight.Recommend

  • Wow
    Aug 20, 2015 - 7:36AM

    Amazing! army bombing its own people and being cheered on by residents of the majority province. Incidentally Punjab is the only province which does not have an active operation going on where ordinary civilians are randomly picked up and Only their body bags are returned.Recommend

  • James
    Aug 20, 2015 - 9:40AM

    Never knew Pakistani air force have such an absolute precision that only militants are killed, no collateral damage, great..:)Recommend

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