[QODLink]
Central & South Asia
Pakistan jets hit 'fighter hideouts'
Fifteen killed and several others wounded in remote northwestern Orakzai tribal region, officials say.
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2012 08:01

Pakistani jets have struck hideouts of fighters in the northwest of the country, killing 15 people and wounding several others, military officials said.

The airstrikes on Sunday targeted four hideouts in the remote Ghaljo and Dabori areas of the northwestern Orakzai tribal region, according to the officials. The locations were being used by members of the Pakistan Taliban, they said.

The death toll could not be independently verified and fighters often dispute official figures.

The Pakistan military has been conducting operations against fighters in Orakzai for months. Several groups are active in the northwestern semi-autonomous tribal regions near the border with Afghanistan, including the Pakistan Taliban responsible for many of the bombings across the country in recent years.

112

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Your chance to be an investigative journalist in Al Jazeera’s new interactive game.
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Featured
Private citizens take initiative to help 'irregular' migrants, accusing governments of excessive focus on security.
Indonesia's cassava plantations are being killed by mealybugs, and thousands of wasps have been released to stop them.
Violence in Ain al-Arab has prompted many Kurdish Syrians to flee to Turkey, but others are returning to battle ISIL.
Unelected representatives quietly iron out logistics of massive TPP and TTIP deals among US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Led by students concerned for their future with 'nothing to lose', it remains to be seen who will blink first.