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Over 50 terrorists killed in air strikes: Pakistan army

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Islamabad, June 15 :

Pakistan army bombarded terror hideouts in the country’s mountainous region of North Waziristan early Sunday and said over 50 militants were killed. But other media reports put the toll at 150.

Pakistani Jets conducted an aerial strike in North Waziristan Agency’s Datta Khel area, killing at least 50 terrorists, Geo News quoted Pakistan military’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) as saying.

Terrorist commander Abu Abdul Rahman Almani and a key-member of East Turkistan Islamic Movement, Wilayet bin Hashim besides several other terrorists were among those killed, security sources said.

The air strike, conducted at about 0130 hours Sunday, was carried out based on intelligence about terrorist hideouts in Datta Khel area, an ISPR press release said.

Following confirmed reports about the presence of foreign and local terrorists involved in the Karachi Airport attack, Pakistani jets targeted the hideouts as well as an ammunition dump, it added.

While the ISPR said that over 50 terrorists were killed in the strike, a foreign news agency reported the number to be as high as 150, Geo News added.

(IANS)