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Pakistan Says Air Strikes Kill 65 Suspected Militants In Northwest


The Pakistani military says its jets have killed 65 suspected militants in strikes on five hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border.

The air strikes on September 10 targeted areas in the North Waziristan tribal region where the army has been conducting an offensive since mid-June.

The army says its operation has so far killed more than 900 militants, but the claim could not be confirmed independently.

Nearly a million people have reportedly fled the offensive and taken shelter at camps for the displaced.

The air strikes come a day after the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a September 6 attack on a naval facility in Karachi that left one sailor and two attackers dead.

Defense Minister Kwaja Muhammad Asif said the attackers had received support from “insiders” in Pakistan’s navy.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dawn.com

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and dawn.com
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