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Pakistan turns up heat on militants, raids hideouts

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Peshawar - The warplanes targeted militant hideouts in the Wucha Bibi area of North Waziristan, the Pakistani army said in a statement.



By AP

Published: Mon 20 Feb 2017, 10:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 21 Feb 2017, 12:23 AM

Pakistani airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said.
Pakistan had vowed to fight back after a series of suicide bombings last week killed more than 100 people, including 88 people gathered at a famed Sufi shrine. The attacks were claimed by various Daesh groups, which have long operated in the porous border region.
The warplanes targeted militant hideouts in the Wucha Bibi area of North Waziristan, the Pakistani army said in a statement. The information could not be independently confirmed, as media access to the region is heavily restricted.
Pakistan carried out a blistering artillery assault on suspected terrorist camps in Afghanistan on Friday and Saturday after giving the Afghan government a list of 76 alleged Pakistani terrorists it said where sheltering there. The artillery assault displaced nearly 200 families, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council.


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