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Airstrikes kill 39 suspected insurgents in Pakistan


Islamabad-  A US drone on Sunday killed eight Islamist militants in the first strike of the new year, targeting al-Qaeda heartlands redoubts in north-western Pakistan, officials said.

The drone fired missiles at the compound being used by Uzbek militants linked with al-Qaeda, an intelligence official said.

The officials said the identity of the victims could not be ascertained immediately.

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It was the first strike in Pakistan in 2015 as the campaign was intensified since Taliban militants killed 136 children at an army-run school in north-western Peshawar city on December 16.

North Waziristan that is the largest of several sanctuaries Islamist militants linked to al-Qaeda, still control in lawless tribal region on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Pakistani military has stepped up the offensive it launched in mid-June to regain territory from insurgents.(dpa/NAN)

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