Updated: 06/15/2014 06:11 | By Agence France-Presse

Dozens killed as Pakistan jets bomb militant hideouts: officials

Pakistani fighter jets launched airstrikes early Sunday against militant hideouts in the country's troubled northwest, killing dozens of militants, local security officials said.


Dozens killed as Pakistan jets bomb militant hideouts: officials

Pakistani Air Force Chengdu F-7 jet fighters fly in formation over the Presidential Palace during a parade marking the country's National Day in Islamabad on March 23, 2014 - by Aamir Qureshi

The strikes targeted the mountainous Dehgan area, some 25 kilometres (16 miles) west of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan tribal district and a stronghold for Taliban and Al-Qaeda linked militants on the border with Afghanistan.

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