Friday, November 28, 2014   

Karzai urged to stop militant exodus into Pakistan
(06-17 14:04)

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai to help stop militants escape a major military offensive, as Pakistani jets pounded Taliban hideouts for a third day.
Sharif asked his Kabul counterpart to seal their porous border along a mountainous tribal area where the Pakistani army has deployed troops and tanks in a long-awaited crackdown on insurgents.
Fresh air strikes early Tuesday targeted three Taliban militant strongholds in Mir Ali town in North Waziristan and killed 13 alleged militants, three security sources said, raising the total insurgent death toll to 190.
Pakistan's army launched the offensive -- a long-standing demand of the United States -- on Sunday, a week after an attack on Karachi airport killed dozens and marked the end of a troubled peace process.
An exodus of militants from the area had been a concern ahead of the operation, with residents and officials reporting that the majority of Taliban and foreign fighters had fled to eastern Afghanistan.--AFP.
   
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