PESHAWAR: Fighter jets struck nearly eight militant hideouts in North Waziristan tribal region early on Sunday, killing at least 50 suspected foreign militants, according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources.
ISPR sources added that the suspected mastermind of Karachi airport attack had been killed during then operation and a huge cache of arms and ammunition had been destroyed.
Strikes took place in the Boya tehsil, Degan forests and Datta Khel tehsil of North Waziristan.
The targets were the hideouts of foreign militants of Uzbek origin, sources said, adding that the hideouts of militants were completely destroyed in the strikes.
Most of those killed during the operation were Uzbek militants.
Some media reports suggested that the number of militants killed could be over 100, although this could not be independently verified… see more