8 hours ago ... 14 Taliban killed in NW Pakistan



14 Taliban killed in NW Pakistan
8 hours ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - 14 Taliban fighters were killed as Islamabad
pushed its massive assault against the insurgents in the northwest,
officials said Sunday.

Eight Taliban were killed when Pakistani jet fighters pounded the militants'
hideouts in South Waziristan tribal district, bordering Afghanistan, two
security officials said.

The attacks came as Pakistan prepared to draw a line under the northwest
operation.

The destroyed hideouts belonged to the members of Taliban warlord Baitullah
Mehsud against whom the military has vowed to open a second front, the
officials said.

Separately Pakistani artillery pounded two Taliban hideouts in Lower Dir
district's Kashmor village Sunday, killing five rebels and injuring five
others, district coordination officer Ghulam Mohammad told AFP.

The two hideouts were targeted and destroyed on intelligence received by
Pakistan, the official said.

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