Pakistan airstrikes kill 60 militants

May 21, 2014 6:58 PM

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani warplanes and helicopters pounded militant hideouts near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 60 fighters, while a shootout between security forces and militants left four soldiers dead, the army said.

The airstrikes mainly targeted Mir Ali, a town in the lawless tribal region of North Waziristan, the army said in a statement. Hours later, "an encounter between security forces and terrorists took place" in Mir Ali, leaving 11 insurgents and four soldiers dead, the military said in a separate state...

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