Sunday, Dec 28, 2014Sunday, Dec 28, 2014
 

Pakistan fighter jets bomb suspected militant hideouts after airport attack

Published on Jun 15, 2014 6:54 PM
 
Fleeing internally displaced Pakistani, stuck in a curfew imposed due to the Afghan election, are pictured near the mountainous North Waziristan district Miranshah on June 14, 2014. Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected Taleban hideouts in the tribal North Waziristan region on Sunday, June 15, 2014, in response to an audacious attack on the country's busiest airport a week ago, regional intelligence sources said. -- PHOTO: AFP

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets pounded suspected Taleban hideouts in the tribal North Waziristan region on Sunday in response to an audacious attack on the country's busiest airport a week ago, regional intelligence sources said.

Nearly 80 militants, mainly ethnic Uzbek fighters, have been killed in the latest air assault in the region bordering Afghanistan where some of Pakistan's most feared militants and al Qaeda commanders are based, sources said. "Fighter jets targeted militant hideouts in the village of Dagan near the Pakistani-Afghan border," said one source in the regional capital of Miranshah.

"An important Uzbek commander, Abdul Rehman, has been killed in the air strike," he said, adding that Rehman was directly involved in masterminding the Karachi Airport attack.

The account could not be independently verified as journalist movements are restricted in the region. The Taleban did not immediately comment on the air strikes. The army could not be immediately reached for comment.

 
If you are not a subscriber, you can get instant, unlimited access here

Videos