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Pakistan jets pound militant hideouts, killing 38

By Jibran Ahmed PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets attacked suspected militant hideouts in tribal areas on the Afghan border on Sunday, killing at least 38 insurgents, officials said, in the third air strike in recent days. The raids came after peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents broke down last week and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif authorized the army on February 20 to attack militants in the volatile region on the Afghan border.

Death toll from Pakistan air strikes rises to 38

The death toll from early morning air strikes on militant hideouts in the northwest rose to 38 on Sunday evening, officials said. "There are confirmed reports that 38 terrorists including some important commanders were killed," a statement by the Pakistan military said. The toll could not be independently verified. ia/lto

Pakistan army pounds militant hideouts, 18 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani fighter jets attacked suspected militant hideouts in the tribal areas on the Afghan border on Sunday, killing at least 18 insurgents, officials said, the third in a series of air strikes since last week. The air strikes took place after peace negotiations with Taliban insurgents broke down last week and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif authorized the army on February 20 to launch raids against militants in the volatile region on the Afghan border.

Pakistan air strikes on Taliban hideouts kill over 30

Pakistani jets launched strikes on Taliban hideouts in the northwest on Thursday, killing at least 30 people according to security sources, in retaliation for attacks by the militants which have derailed peace talks. The first raid confirmed by security officials came early Thursday when jets bombed several locations including a compound in the town of Mir Ali and surrounding parts of troubled North Waziristan tribal district.

Pakistan says 22 militants killed, scores injured in airstrikes

Overnight airstrikes by Pakistan's air force killed at least 22 militants and injured scores more in the tribal belt along the border with Afghanistan, security officials said Thursday. "Airstrikes were carried out late night in Mirali in North Waziristan Agency to target militant hideouts with precision," spokesman Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa said. He said the airstrikes were believed to have killed at least 15 militants, while security officials later said at least 22 militants died, including 12 foreigners.

Pakistan says 22 militants killed, scores injured in airstrikes

Overnight airstrikes by Pakistan's air force killed at least 22 militants and injured scores more in the tribal belt along the border with Afghanistan, security officials said Thursday. "Airstrikes were carried out late night in Mirali in North Waziristan Agency to target militant hideouts with precision," spokesman Maj. Gen. Asim Bajwa said. He said the airstrikes were believed to have killed at least 15 militants, while security officials later said at least 22 militants died, including 12 foreigners.

Morocco journalist in Qaeda video case vows to relaunch website

A Moroccan journalist accused of aiding "terrorism" said Wednesday he would replace his news website, blocked by the authorities after his arrest, if they prevented him from reopening it. Ali Anouzla was arrested on September 17 after publishing an article on his website Lakome about, and with links to, an inflammatory video attributed to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb which called for jihad in Morocco.

French aid agency staffer wounded in firing in NW Pakistan

Gunman on a motocycle fired on a vehicle being used by French aid organisation ACTED on Tuesday in troubled northwestern Pakistan, wounding the driver, police said. The attack took place at Jarma, a low-income neighbourhood on the outskirts of the garrison town of Kohat, where thousands of displaced tribesmen from the Khyber and Orakzai tribal district as well as Afghan refugees are living. District police chief Saleem Khan Marwat said staff from ACTED (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) were fired at by a man who fled on a motorcycle.

Pakistani drone activist 'interrogated and tortured'

A Pakistani drone activist who was freed on Friday after being kidnapped from his home last week told reporters that he was interrogated and tortured by his captors. Kareem Khan was picked up from his home on the outskirts of Islamabad on February 5 by around 20 men, some in police uniform, just days before he was due to testify before European parliamentarians about US drone attacks. He was bundled into a van, blindfolded and pushed off onto the road in the early hours of Friday morning, in the Tarnol suburb of the capital Islamabad, his lawyer Shahzad Akbar told AFP.

Pakistani drone activist freed

A Pakistani drone activist who was kidnapped from his home last week has been freed, his lawyer said Friday, adding he had been tortured and interrogated. Kareem Khan was picked up from his home on the outskirts of Islamabad on February 5 by around 20 men, some in police uniform, just days before he was due to testify before European parliamentarians about US drone attacks. He was bundled into a van blindfolded and pushed off onto the road in the early hours of Friday morning, in the Tarnol suburb of the capital Islamabad, his lawyer Shahzad Akber told AFP.
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