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Pakistani jets target militant bases, 40 killed

Islamabad/Peshawar: Pakistani fighter jets targeted militant bases in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, including the home of Taliban commander Adnan Rashid, and killed 40 terrorists in retaliation for a string of deadly attacks on
PTI January 21, 2014 19:13 IST
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Islamabad/Peshawar: Pakistani fighter jets targeted militant bases in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region, including the home of Taliban commander Adnan Rashid, and killed 40 terrorists in retaliation for a string of deadly attacks on security forces.

Military sources today said 40 terrorists were killed overnight in the air strikes in North Waziristan, a key haven for Taliban and Al Qaeda elements.  

The house of Rashid, a former air force technician sentenced to death for a 2003 attempt on the life of former dictator Pervez Musharraf, was targeted in the attacks.  

Though some news channels reported Rashid was killed with some members of his family, military sources said this could not be confirmed.

Rashid escaped with scores of hardened militants during a daring jailbreak engineered by the Pakistani Taliban in the northwestern city of Bannu in April 2012.  

“On the basis of confirmed intelligence reports about the presence of militants, their hideouts were targeted by air strikes last night in North Waziristan Agency,” a military source said.