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35 killed in Pakistan military air strikes


pak airforce At least 35 suspected militants were killed Wednesday during air strikes carried out by Pakistani military in North Waziristan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

According to an ISPR spokesman, the air strikes occurred in Shawal area which is located at the border of North and South Waziristan and considered to be hub of terrorists, Dawn online reported.

Meanwhile, security forces were making quick movements in Mir Ali area in order to completely eliminate terrorists sanctuaries and hideouts.

However, they were also facing stiff resistance from hiding militants.

More air strikes were expected in Mir Ali area against the militants, the spokesman said.

The military operation named Zarb-i-Azb was launched by the Pakistan Army June 15 following a brazen Taliban terror attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport June 8.

So far, more than 400 suspected militants, mostly foreigners, have been killed during the operation.

About 900,000 persons from North Waziristan tribal region have been displaced so far in the wake of the operation, according to figures released by the FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA).

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