Pakistan fighter planes bomb Taliban hideouts

Pakistani fighter planes have bombed suspected Taliban hideouts in the

tribal region of North Waziristan, killing at least 32 people,

military sources have said.

"Confirmed militant hideouts were targeted

early morning today in North Waziristan

through precise aerial strikes," a senior

military official said on Wednesday.

"There are reports of 32 terrorists killed in

strikes including some important


The official did not disclose names of the

commanders killed in the strikes.

An intelligence official in North Waziristan told

the AFP news agency the strikes were carried

out in Miranshah, the main town of North

Waziristan, and the Mir Ali, Datta Khel and

Ghulam Ali areas.

There were reports of some civilian casualties,

including women and children, but the security

official did not confirm them.

Independent verification of the toll and

identity of the dead was not possible as

journalists are not allowed to enter the area.

Al Jazeera's Asad Hashim, reporting from

Islamabad, said the aerial strikes come three

days after the Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah

Fazlullah released a video in which he vowed

that his group's fight would continue until

either the imposition of Islamic law across

Pakistan, or the martyrdom of its fighters.

In the video released on Sunday, Fazlullah

called upon his group's suicide bombers and

fighters to prepare themselves to take on the


The latest attack comes weeks after the

Pakistani Taliban formally ended a ceasefire

called to promote talks with the government

aimed at ending a seven-year insurgency.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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