Updated: 02/21/2014 03:27 | By Agence France-Presse

More than 30 killed as Pakistan bombs Taliban hideouts

Pakistani jets launched strikes on Taliban hideouts in the northwest on Thursday, killing at least 30 people according to security sources, in retaliation for attacks by the militants which have derailed peace talks.


More than 30 killed as Pakistan bombs Taliban hideouts

Map of Pakistan locating Mir Ali in North Waziristan, target of deadly airstrikes against Taliban hideouts

The first raid confirmed by security officials came early Thursday when jets bombed several locations including a compound in the town of Mir Ali and surrounding parts of the North Waziristan tribal district.

"There are confirmed reports of 15 militants including foreigners killed in these airstrikes," a senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Another official later confirmed that at least 16 Uzbeks were also killed during the strikes in Mir Ali.

The raids in troubled North Waziristan come a day after Taliban insurgents said they were ready to observe a ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks, provided Pakistani security forces stop killing and arresting them.

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