Air strikes in North Waziristan Agency after Government's approval: Military sources

ISLAMABAD- The aerial strikes in North Waziristan Agency on Wednesday were carried out after approval of the political government in
response to terrorists act of last few weeks in FATA, KPK and Karachi in which several civilians and military personnel embraced martyrdom, military sources said today.
Reacting to a news story that appeared in a section of the national media, the sources categorically rejected the impression that the strikes were carried out  without approval of the civilian government. Sources said that it was the clear stance of the security forces that while they support the dialogue with the militants but no act of  terrorists would go unpunished.
During Wednesday's bombing of the North Waziristan Agency sixty terrorists including some key commanders and foreigners were killed. The sources pointed out that in the past as well, air raids were carried out against militants when they carried out suicide blasts and explosions. They said that the air raids were carried with precisions after getting actionable intelligence.

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