PAK JETS BOMB NORTH WAZIRISTAN; 150 FOREIGN FIGHTERS KILLED

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The Pakistani Army offensive has been targeting the restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
The Pakistani Army offensive has been targeting the restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

MIRANSHAH: Pakistani fighter jets bombarded hideouts of militants in North Waziristan, killing at least 150 foreign fighters, Geo News reported.

Official sources said, in the air raid six hideouts of the militants were targeted in Data Khel area.

Pakistan launched a major offense after Uzbek fighters were involved in the all-night siege of Karachi airport that killed more than 30.

The Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has been mainly based in Pakistan´s tribal belt since the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, claimed 10 of their fighters were involved in Karachi airport assault.

The Pakistani Taliban´s main spokesman confirmed that Uzbek fighters were involved in the attack but did not say how many. Shahidullah Shahid, the Taliban spokesman, said: “Yes, the attack on the Karachi airport was a joint operation of TTP and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan”.

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