Pakistani fighter jets bomb suspected militant hideouts

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  1. Ash

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    ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hideouts in the tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, military sources said.

    Disagreement over how to handle the Taliban insurgency has soured relations between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan's powerful army, which has been pushing for a major military offensive against militants.

    Sharif has been trying to engage the Taliban in talks but negotiations have failed repeatedly since he came to power a year ago. It was unclear whether Sharif had authorised the latest air strikes overnight.

    "Fighter jets started bombing militant positions early on Wednesday," said a senior military official in Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan.

    "‎Before the launch of the air strikes, we had confirmed intelligence information about hideouts of the militants and their top commanders."

    Another military source said at least 32 people "including important commanders" had been killed.

    Despite Sharif's insistence on talks, the military has carried out a series of brief air raids in the region. It was unclear if the latest air strikes signalled the start of a broader military campaign against the Taliban.

    North Waziristan residents said dozens of houses used as hideouts by the militants had been targeted. It was not immediately clear if any civilians were killed.

    "It was around 3 a.m. in the morning when I heard huge explosions," tribesman Naseeb Gul told Reuters by telephone.

    "I saw four helicopters flying over the area and hitting some villages," he said.

    Pakistani fighter jets bomb suspected militant hideouts
     
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    Heres hoping one of those bombs got that wnna be gangsta a...hole Dawood
     
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    Mujahideen will make them pay soon
     
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    Human rights abuse, anyone?
     
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    It is , me and neo will go and protest in international court of justice in The Hague 40 km from our house😜😜
     
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    Sridhar House keeper Moderator

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    Geo tv link
    http://www.geo.tv/article-148344-60-killed-as-Pakistan-warplanes-pound-militant-hideouts-in-NWA-


    60 killed as Pakistan warplanes pound militant hideouts in NWA


    PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Air Force warplanes bombarded militant hideouts in country’s northwestern tribal, killing 60 militants including foreign fighters.

    Sources said that the PAF jets pounded the suspected hideouts in Mir Ali and other areas of North Waziristan tribal region.

    They said that some foreigners were also killed in the air strikes. Pakistan has engaged The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella of more than 30 militant organizations, in talks in a bid to put an end to home grown insurgency.

    However, there has been little progress in peace process as the TTP saw raging infighting in South Waziristan between two groups of the militant organization headed by Khan Said Sajna and Sheryar Mehsud
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    Bombing their own people.

    Its violation of Human rights. Why are they using fighter jets to bomb innocent people. Instead of taking them into mainstream society, pakis are cornering them & bombing...Not fare, after all terrorism pakis main service offering to the world.
     
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    Definition of Terrorist in Pakistan:

    Anyone and everyone who gets killed by Pakistani military.

    I am yet so see any single collateral causality in areal bombardment by PAF or Artillery bombing by PA ( during previous operations)
     
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    i think somebody has to provide stinger missile to mujhaheden than pakiyo ko nani yaad ayegi.

    as they can not fight hand to hand with them in their terrain
     

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