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Pakistani and suspected U.S. airstrikes kill 50 militants

Pakistani Taliban members in North Waziristan were targeted Wednesday in two separate attacks. A suspected U.S. drone strike killed 15 while a Pakistani military strike killed 35.
By JC Finley   |   July 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM   |   Comments

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 16 (UPI) -- A total of 50 militants were reportedly killed in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday in two separate airstrikes launched allegedly by the U.S. and Pakistan.

Over 15 militants were killed when a suspected U.S. drone fired at least four missiles at a house and nearby vehicle in North Waziristan.

"The compound was being used by foreign militants, and some local terrorists were present in the vehicle that got targeted," an unnamed senior Pakistani intelligence official told the Washington Post.

Wednesday's drone strike comes as the Pakistani military conducts its own ground offensive and airstrikes intended to "finish off" the Taliban "once and for all."

Both countries assert the strikes are not coordinated.

On Wednesday, the Pakistani military reported that Pakistani airstrikes targeting militants in North Waziristan earlier in the day had killed 35 suspected terrorists.

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