Wagah attack suspects die in air strikes: Pakistan military

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    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military has claimed to have killed 13 terrorists, including those involved in the Wagah border suicide attack, in aerial strikes, media reported.

    The strikes were undertaken on Tuesday in the Daras area of Khyber Agency, on the basis of "credible intelligence about the presence of terrorists involved in the Wagah attack", Dawn reported citing an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

    READ ALSO: At least 55 killed in suicide blast on Pakistani side of Wagah border

    Khyber is part of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and is one of the eight tribal areas, which are known as "agencies" in Pakistan.

    Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants are believed to have carved out strongholds in this region.

    READ ALSO: Expert eye: 'Wagah blast was probably retaliation to Pak ops in Waziristan

    During the strikes, fighter jets destroyed three militant hideouts including an ammunition depot, the report said.

    Intelligence sources believe that the mastermind and handlers of the Wagah border terrorist attack might be among the dead.


    Pakistani relatives gather beside the covered bodies of victims who were killed in bomb attack at Wagah border near Lahore. (AFP Photo)

    The information, however, could not be verified independently.

    At least 60 people were killed and over 200 injured when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up near the Wagah border in Pakistan on November 2 during the flag-lowering ceremony at the border.


    Pakistani mourners carry the bodies of blast victims during a funeral in Lahore on November 3, 2014, a day after a suicide bombing that killed 55 at the Wagah border. (AFP photo)

    Claiming responsibility for the attack, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, had said that the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan.

    The aerial strikes by the Pakistani military came as part of its offensive against local and foreign militants in the tribal regions of north Waziristan and Khyber.


    Wagah attack suspects die in air strikes: Pakistan military - The Times of India
     
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    Wagah attack suspects die in air strikes: Pakistan military - The Times of India


    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani military has claimed to have killed 13 terrorists, including those involved in the Wagah border suicide attack, in aerial strikes, media reported.

    The strikes were undertaken on Tuesday in the Daras area of Khyber Agency, on the basis of "credible intelligence about the presence of terrorists involved in the Wagah attack", Dawn reported citing an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

    READ ALSO: At least 55 killed in suicide blast on Pakistani side of Wagah border

    Khyber is part of Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and is one of the eight tribal areas, which are known as "agencies" in Pakistan.

    Pakistani Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants are believed to have carved out strongholds in this region.

    READ ALSO: Expert eye: 'Wagah blast was probably retaliation to Pak ops in Waziristan

    During the strikes, fighter jets destroyed three militant hideouts including an ammunition depot, the report said.

    Intelligence sources believe that the mastermind and handlers of the Wagah border terrorist attack might be among the dead.


    Pakistani relatives gather beside the covered bodies of victims who were killed in bomb attack at Wagah border near Lahore. (AFP Photo)

    The information, however, could not be verified independently.

    At least 60 people were killed and over 200 injured when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up near the Wagah border in Pakistan on November 2 during the flag-lowering ceremony at the border.


    Pakistani mourners carry the bodies of blast victims during a funeral in Lahore on November 3, 2014, a day after a suicide bombing that killed 55 at the Wagah border. (AFP photo)

    Claiming responsibility for the attack, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, had said that the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan.

    The aerial strikes by the Pakistani military came as part of its offensive against local and foreign militants in the tribal regions of north Waziristan and Khyber.
     
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    Pakistan getting real cool in its dying throes?
     
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