Pakistani helicopter gunships pounded militant targets in the country`s northwest Friday, killing up to 20 rebels, as the number of civilians fleeing an expected ground offensive passed 150,000.
At least 32 militants, including key commanders, were killed today in precision air strikes at the hideouts of the Taliban in Pakistan`s restive tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.
Pakistani military jets today pounded terrorists` positions along the Afghan border in the restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 16 suspected militants and injuring 15 others.
A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least three suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border late Wednesday, officials said.
Residents of Pakistan`s ethnic Pashtun region of North Waziristan accused government troops on Monday of killing dozens of civilians during a military operation against Taliban insurgents.
A US drone strike targeting a militant compound killed at least two suspected insurgents in a restive Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border on Friday, officials said.
Pakistan Saturday closed its border with Afghanistan ahead of protests against US drone attacks, official sources said.
Hundreds of Afghans have held a rally to protest the latest incidents along their country`s border with Pakistan, blaming the neighbouring nation for the spate of shootouts near the boundary.
About 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees and 1 million other Afghans live in Pakistan.
The blast was triggered by remote control in Mirali town in North Waziristan tribal district, a notorious hub of Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants.
Taliban militants led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur said they had collected wreckage of the destroyed drone and would provide its pictures to the media.
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi played down the political significance of the rescue.
About 775 civilians, including
173 children were killed in 300 strikes carried out by US spy planes in Pakistan tribal regions since they were started in
June 2004, a report has said.
A Pakistani official says an anti-Taliban militia has killed 13 militants in clashes near the Afghan border.
The operation in Kurram tribal area is aimed at militants who have staged suicide attacks.
Pak intelligence officials say a suspected US drone has fired two missiles at a compound in NW Pak.
The strikes targeted a vehicle and a motorcycle in the forested Bhangar area.
The officials said strike targeted a militant compound in Datta Khel area.
The unpublicised offensive in Mohmand began on January 27 to rout militants.
2 suicide bombers killed 50 people near Pak`s Afghan border.
Day in Pics: 28th August
August 28, 2014
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