June 14, 2014 10:13 pm

Airstrikes in Pakistan’s northwest kill as many as 100 militants

Pakistani men mourn over the lifeless body, bottom right, of a provincial lawmaker Handery Masieh at a local hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Saturday, June 14, 2014. A guard for a provincial Christian lawmaker shot and killed the legislator during a meeting Saturday in southwest Pakistan, police said.

(AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistani intelligence officials say that airstrikes overnight in the northwestern tribal regions bordering Afghanistan have killed as many as 100 militants.

Two intelligence officials said Sunday that the airstrikes by the Pakistani military targeted eight militant hideouts in the North Waziristan tribal area.

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The officials did not want to be identified because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The information could not be independently verified.

The tribal areas are a remote and dangerous area that is difficult for journalists to access.

The airstrikes come a week after militants attacked the airport in Karachi in a five-hour siege that ended with 36 people including the 10 attackers killed.

© 2014 The Associated Press

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