Pakistan

Pakistan Targets Militants in Airstrikes

In North Waziristan region

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ISLAMABAD — A renewed wave of deadly insurgent attacks in Pakistan has prompted the military to launch rare airstrikes against suspected militant hideouts in a remote tribal district that critics have long condemned as a center of local and international terrorists. 

Army officials say an overnight offensive in the mountainous North Waziristan region uprooted a number of terrorists from their hideouts.  The volatile region borders Afghanistan.