Pakistani military claims 910 'terrorists,' 82 soldiers killed in North Waziristan operation

September 3, 2014 5:35 PM

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The Pakistani military claimed that 910 "terrorists" and 82 soldiers have been killed since it launched an operation against the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan and allied jihadist groups in North Waziristan in mid-June. Dismissing the military's claims as "complete lies," a Taliban splinter group denied that hundreds of jihadists had been killed and said training camps and bomb factories were moved before the operation was launched.

The military also said that "82 x soldiers have embraced Shahadat [martydom] in entire country while fighting against terrorism while 269 x are injured." Forty-two of the soldiers were killed in North Waziristan, 23 in other tribal areas, and 17 more "in remaining parts of the country including Balo...

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