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Pakistani air strikes death toll rises

Miranshah - The death toll from Pakistani air strikes on militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal district reached 60 on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the military.

Pakistani tribal families cross a military checkpoint as they flee after air strikes on Taliban hideouts near Saidgi village, in North Waziristan. File picture: Thir Khan. Credit: AFP

“As per reports so far, 60 hardcore terrorists including some of the important commanders and foreigners were also killed in the strikes and around 30 were injured,” the statement said.

An AFP reporter in the district said helicopter gunships and ground troops were pounding targets in and around the town of Mir Ali and tribesmen had been ordered to evacuate. - Sapa-AFP

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