Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes
MIRANSHAH: Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush out insurgents from the volatile region of Waziristan bordering Afghanistan.
Military sources said combat aircraft pounded targets in the region’s Shawal sector, killing at least 18 militants. Independent confirmation or other details were not immediately available.
Yesterday’s airstrikes left 105 militants dead, with eight hideouts destroyed.
On Sunday, Pakistan sent troops, artillery and helicopter gunships to North Waziristan in a long-expected military operation seen as a response to a deadly insurgent attack on Karachi airport a week ago.
The Taliban and ethnic Uzbek fighters holed up in North Waziristan have both claimed responsibility for the June 8 commando-style attack on Karachi airport.