60 killed as Pakistan warplanes pound militant hideouts in NWA

MIRAMSHAH: Shelling by the Pakistan Army’s gunship helicopters and fighter jets in the early hours of Wednesday killed at least 60 suspected militants and injured another 80, some critically, in several parts of North Waziristan tribal region.

During an operation of the armed forces, the hideouts of suspected militants were pounded In North Waziristan’s Miramshah and Mir Ali areas.

According to reports, more fatalities were expected due to the strikes.

Sources added that the shelling by gunship helicopters and jets continued for an extended period in the area, and mortar fire was also witnessed.

Pakistan Army’s Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) sources have so far confirmed that around 32 militants including foreigners were killed in the strikes.