Military airstrikes in northwestern Pakistan kill dozens

Military airstrikes in northwestern Pakistan kill dozens


Pakistani army infantry secure a highway heading to a site of self-murder bombing in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Jan 20, 2014.

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — At slightest 40 people were killed and scores were bleeding in overnight airstrikes by a Pakistani troops on areas in a country’s northwest where militants are based, a comparison troops central pronounced Tuesday.

Later Tuesday, in southwestern Pakistan, an blast on a train carrying pilgrims killed during slightest 22 people.

The airstrikes in a northwest came after new belligerent bombings that struck troops targets.

The strikes by warrior jets and helicopter gunships targeted areas in North Waziristan, a Taliban building adjacent Afghanistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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It was misleading either there were any municipal casualties in a attacks. The troops central pronounced a passed and bleeding were militants.

The strikes follow dual new lethal attacks claimed by a Pakistani Taliban that targeted troops areas.

On Sunday, a blast during an army checkpoint in a northwestern city of Bannu killed some-more than 20 people and bleeding dozens more.

And on Monday, a self-murder bombing during a marketplace near a Pakistani army’s domicile in Rawalpindi left 13 people passed — some of them troops crew — and some-more than dual dozen wounded.

After a Bannu attack, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pronounced he was canceling a designed outing to Davos, Switzerland, where a World Economic Forum takes place this week.

Also in Pakistan on Tuesday, during slightest 22 Shia Muslim pilgrims from adjacent Iran were killed in an blast on a train that was carrying them in a southwestern range of Balochistan, a internal central said.

More than dual dozen others were harmed in Tuesday evening’s blast in a province’s Mastung district, pronounced Shafqat Anwar, an partner commissioner for Mastung.

Women and children were among those killed and hurt, he said.

Details about what caused a blast weren’t immediately available.

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Saima Mohsin reported from Islamabad, and Zahir Shah reported from Peshawar, Pakistan.

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