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Pakistan air raids kill 'around 100 militants'

Around 100 militants have been killed in nothwestern Pakistan after military jets carried out air strikes on militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area this morning.

As many as 100 militants are dead after Pakistani military jets pounded militant hideouts in the northwest of the country. Credit: Reuters

Pakistani air force jets targeted eight militant hideouts in the region, according to unidentified intelligence officials.

Many of the dead were believed to be Uzbeks and other foreign fighters, who had been meeting to discuss a deadline given by authorities for militants to leave the area, said two of the Pakistani officials.

The information could not be independently verified.



Karachi: Security academy targeted in new attack

A training academy run by the Pakistani airport security force has been targeted in a fresh attack on Karachi airport, local media and security officials have said.

"The ASF academy is under attack. There is gunfire. The extent of the damage is not clear," said a senior official at the Federal Investigation Agency. It was unclear who was firing at whom.

Checkpost at Karachi airport 'under attack'

A security checkpost has come under attack at Karachi International Airport in Pakistan, Agence France-Presse has reported.

Karachi airport: Seven more bodies recovered

A policeman arranges weapons seized after an attack on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. Credit: Reuters\Athar Hussain

A further seven bodies have been recovered from a burned out building at Karachi international airport, bringing the death toll from the weekend attack to 36 - including 10 Taliban gunmen - Pakistani officials have said.

Dr Seemi Jamali, from the city's Jinnah Hospital, said the the charred remains of seven victims were taken there this morning.

The head of the Karachi Municipal Corporation, Rauf Akhtar Farooqi, said the bodies were burned beyond recognition. They were recovered from a cold storage unit at the airport but it is unclear how they ended up in it.

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