Pakistan launches reprisal air strikes against Taliban 'hideouts' after airport attacked

The Pakistani military said Tuesday that it has launched reprisal air strikes against the Taliban after the international airport in Karachi was attacked Sunday.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   June 10, 2014 at 9:45 PM

ISLAMABAD, June 10 (UPI) -- Pakistan's government has launched air strikes against Taliban strong-holds in northwestern Pakistan, reportedly killing 15 militants.

The Pakistani military said Tuesday that the air strikes were undertaken in response to Sunday's attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, which they said killed at least 30 people.

"Nine terrorist hideouts were destroyed by early morning military air strikes near the Pakistan-Afghan border" in the Tirah Valley in Khyber district, the military reported.

It was unclear when the air strikes took place.

On Tuesday, the Taliban launched a second attack in Karachi against the Airport Security Forces academy close to the airport.

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