Friday, October 31, 2014   

Pakistan pounds 'terrorist hideouts' after Karachi attack
(06-10 15:22)

Pakistan launched air strikes on a militant-infested tribal district, killing 15 people a day after a Taliban attack on Karachi airport that stoked rumors of an all-out offensive on insurgent strongholds.
The military said nine ''terrorist hideouts'' were destroyed in the raids, launched in apparent retaliation after the Taliban stormed Pakistan's biggest airport, killing 37 people in an all-night battle that ended Monday.
The dramatic siege by heavily armed militants targeting Pakistan's economic hub extinguished a tentative peace process and piled pressure on the government to act.
The early morning air strikes are the latest in a succession of attacks carried out by the Pakistani military in the tribal belt this year after talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan broke down.
Pakistan began talks with the TTP in February, with a ceasefire agreed in March but it broke down a month later.--AFP


   
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