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Pakistani military air strikes kill 40 militants

The Pakistani military announced on Tuesday that it had killed 40 militants in overnight airstrikes that targeted a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, close to the Afghan border.
Posted By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   Jan. 21, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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The Pakistani military announced on Tuesday that it had killed 40 militants in overnight airstrikes that targeted a Taliban stronghold in North Waziristan, close to the Afghan border.

A senior Pakistani military official said that fighter jets and helicopter gunships were used in the operation. The military strike was in response to two recent deadly attacks launched by the Pakistani Taliban against military targets.

On Monday, a Taliban-led attack against a checkpoint in Rawalpindi killed six army personnel and seven civilians. Pakistan Today reported that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had been pressured to respond to the Taliban's attacks against military targets and quote an anonymous source in the Pakistani military as saying "This hadn't been planned before, and Pakistan Air Force jets were called to hit hideouts of the militants involved in attacks on security forces."

[CNN]
[Pakistan Today]

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