70 killed in military airstrikes in Pakistan

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At least 70 people have been killed in the army  airstrikes in Pakistan’s tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.Officials said that warplanes pounded several areas in North Waziristan, including Miranshah town as well as Mir Ali, Datta Khel and Ghulam Ali areas.A number of foreign militants, including senior commanders, were reportedly among those killed in the attacks. Local officials said that the fatalities also included women and children.North Waziristan is a semi-autonomous tribal region in Pakistan, which is considered as a stronghold of pro-Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked militants. The operation came after Taliban ended a ceasefire that had originally been called to promote talks with the Pakistani government over putting an end to the seven-year-long conflict.

For full report: http://www.presstv.in/detail/2014/05/21/363532/70-killed-in-pakistan-military-strikes/#sthash.hS4V0Kn9.dpuf

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