Nearly 100 people

were killed Saturday when Pakistani military airstrikes rained down on the country’s northwest tribal areas. Pakistani government officials claim the dead were “militants.”

Al-Jazeera English:

The Pakistani military has killed nearly 100 people in air raids in tribal areas in the country’s northwest, officials say.

The attacks were carried out on Saturday in the Orazkai and Khyber regions near the border with Afghanistan, they said.

In Orakzai, 54 people said to be “militants” by the Pakistani army were killed during clashes over a checkpoint near the town of Baizoti, Samiullah Khan, a local official, told the Associated Press news agency on Saturday.

His comments came after it emerged that another raid had killed more than 40 people in the Tirah area of the Khyber region.

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