Islamabad: Pakistani Air force jets and helicopters attacked Taliban hideouts in tribal areas of Waziristan near the Afghan border. Pakistani military and intelligence officials said that in this operation nearly 30 insurgents were killed.

The Waziristan tribal region is home to a mix of local and foreign al-Qaida-linked militants. Insurgents fighting American and NATO troops across the border in Afghanistan also operate there.


One official claimed that the latest air strikes targeted compounds where the militants trained recruits and stored explosives and ammunition.

Pakistan has regularly launched strikes against Taliban targets after recent peace talks broke down over the killing of 23 soldiers by the militants.